An expanded pond area was put in at Adam Kerr Park, and now we sit back and wait for the plants and animals to establish themselves.
We received many fantastic colourings for our contest celebrating the new Western Painted Turtle habitat.
Here are just a few of the wonderful submissions!
Did you know the endangered Western Painted Turtle (the only native pond turtle left in BC) has a known presence in Adam Kerr Park? The park is an important aquatic habitat, and Tetayut Creek runs through it as well.
The District has been working with community partners to improve the habitat and support the stream’s salmon and trout.
The pond's fence was installed for safety of park users given the water and hard landscape.
The project will:
- Expand the Peninsula Stream Societyenvironmental improvements on the upper ponds.
- Hold water during the winter to create an ecologically rich wetland.
- Provide a habitat for the endangered Western Painted Turtle (the only native pond turtle left in BC) and other native species.
- Re-introduce many native plans, which will help filter water in Tetayup Creek by removing contaminants.
- Improve water quality in Tetayut Creek, which supports salmon and trout.