New Brighton Park Restoration Project
For: Port of Vancouver and Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
With: Moffat Nichol, GWL Associates
We are pleased to announce the unveiling of the New Brighton Park Restoration Project.
This joint project with Vancouver Parks and Vancouver Fraser Port Authority creates a 5 acre salt marsh restoring fish and wildlife habitat along Burrard Inlet, and improves access to nature for park visitors within a working industrial harbour.
New Brighton Park restores coastal wetland habitat on the south shore of Burrard Inlet. Juvenile fish from Indian and Seymour rivers have been known to experience high mortality as they migrate through Burrard Inlet. A restored salt marsh provides productive habitat for juvenile fish and wildlife, including shorebirds, songbirds and waterfowl.
The Design strategy creates a regenerative healthy ecosystems and enhances nature in the city. The design includes: public consultation with First nations, salt marsh and habitat island, viewing platforms, trail network, biodiverse vegetation restoration, picnic, enhanced beach access, and off-leash dog park.