Join us on December 15 at 7pm for the online premiere screening of Resilient Waters, a new short film by videographer and photographer Fernando Lessa.
Resilient Waters is a project we developed, in collaboration with MakeWay, to identify and prioritize flood control infrastructure upgrades for disconnected waterways that once functioned as salmon habitat in the lower Fraser River.
The project team spent the summer collecting baseline data on fish and water quality at approximately 20 sites to show how outdated flood control infrastructure negatively impacts water quality and creates conditions that do not support indigenous fish species.
The recent flooding events have raised questions about how we can better manage our floodplains and prepare for more extreme flooding. This short film explores the thousands of kilometres of salmon habitat in the lower Fraser currently blocked to fish passage by obsolete flood controls.
Grab some popcorn, a drink of your choice, and join us as we celebrate the work done to date, the highs, the lows and what the future could look like for fish-friendly and natural flood defences in the lower Fraser.
Date and time: December 15 at 7pm
Tickets: Free. Register on Eventbrite to receive a Zoom link.
Following the short film, we will have a Q&A session with Lina Azeez, our Connected Waters campaign manager, Dan Straker, project lead for Resilient Waters, aquatic biologist Mike Pearson of Pearson Ecological and Coquitlam-Burke Mountain MLA Fin Donnelly, the man who swam the Fraser River twice!
We are looking forward to what is sure to be a fun and informative evening.