Please view the time lapse restoration of Mackay Creek estuary from August 2013 to August 2014.
This project was initiated by the BCIT Rivers Institute and various BCIT students in the Ecological Restoration Program. This shows the remarkable transformation of the MacKay Creek estuary, which had been in a degraded state for over 50 years. This demonstrates that ecological restoration is possible on a variety of sites, and new restoration science and techniques are making a difference. In fact, one of the greatest obstacles to conducting ecological restoration in urban areas is convincing people that restoration is even possible. BCIT students learn the theory and practice of restoration ecology, so they can make a positive difference in their communities.
Special thanks to Stephen Goobie of Bodwell High School for creating this great photo collection of the transformation of MacKay Creek estuary.