Bath Slough, as one of the few remaining natural watercourses in Richmond is today a key part of the City's Ecological Network. The slough is an ecological corridor linking the Fraser River and the interior of the island, and it provides ecosystem services such as wildlife habitat and storage and conveyance of rain water. In addition to its ecological benefits, Bath Slough is well-situated as a greenway for recreation and transportation, as it connects the Cambie Community Centre and surrounding neighbourhoods with the bustling Bridgeport retail and industrial operations, and the Fraser River.
In April 2014, Richmond City Council adopted the Bath Slough Revitalization Initiative, to create a unique urban enhancement and stewardship program to revitalize the community amenity and further the goals of the Ecological Network. The Bath Slough Revitalization Initiative will create a revitalized and activated corridor, with improved access for the community. This initiative is envisioned to consist of several inter-related elements designed to target different user groups and constituents, such as community mapping, ongoing capital and operational projects, resident stewardship, industrial stewardship & outreach, and special events.
Activities to support this initiative have included community workshops in Summer 2014 (at the Cambie Community Centre) to identify issues and opportunities for improving Bath Slough. Tree and shrub planting in Bath Slough took place in Fall 2014 as part of TD Tree Days. Further, a pollinator pasture has been established in Bridgeport Industrial Park, as part of the efforts to revitalize Bath Slough (see below for more details).
City's Environmental Sustainability Section
Ecological Network Management Strategy 2015
2015 September Report to Council
2018 ENMS Update Report
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