The prime contractor for the remedial works was BC Conservation Foundation. The engineering consultant was NHC in Nanaimo who have experience working with these sensitive environmental conditions. The solution to the problem is a good example of ‘green engineering’ where natural materials are used to absorb and deflect the energy from rising water to control erosion while providing habitat for salmon, trout and amphibians underneath the tree rootwads. The riparian habitat was also enhanced by volunteers from the Friends of French Creek Conservation Society who planted shrubs and trees along the bank.
These enhancement works are easily seen from the peaceful trail that runs along the creek in Miller Community Park. We encourage residents to visit Miller Park for an opportunity to get close and personal with French Creek.