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Talk to us about options for restoring Tetayut Creek

As stewards of our lands and resources, Tsawout First Nation is committed to protecting environmentally and culturally sensitive areas such as Tetayut Creek.
Tetayut Creek runs under Mount Newton Road into Saanichton Bay through two steel pipes (culverts).
 
Upgrades to Mount Newton Road are needed which provides an opportunity to replace the twin culverts to:
  • Improve the flow of Tetayut Creek
  • Restore the link between Tetayut Creek and the estuary
  • Improve aquatic habitat
  • Protect our existing utilities (water, sewer) and secure the primary access to our community
Tsawout First Nation is examining two options for replacing the culverts. Now we want to share the results of our work and gather community member input on these options.

Based on the engineering, environmental and archeological studies completed to date, the following options have been identified:

Option 1 – Clear Span Bridge 

  • Greater improvements to the creek flow, transport of sediment and passage of fish
  • Added clearance above peak water level would
  • provide added safety for the structure and users.

Option 2 – Open Bottom Multi Plate Arch Culvert

  • Most cost-effective way to replace the culverts and improve the hydraulic flow in the creek and sediment transport.

Option 1 – Clear Span Bridge 

  • Greater improvements to the creek flow, transport of sediment and passage of fish
  • Added clearance above peak water level would
  • provide added safety for the structure and users.

Option 2 – Open Bottom Multi Plate Arch Culvert

  • Most cost-effective way to replace the culverts and improve the hydraulic flow in the creek and sediment transport.

But there are many other things to consider when deciding on which option to move forward with, and that is where we need your input.

Join us on Monday November 29th.

There will be two meetings one for Elders @ 11am – 1pm, and for the rest of the community at 5pm – 7pm.

Due to COVID-19 health precautions, these meetings have been postponed until further notice.

The meeting will be held at Tsawout First Nation Gymnasium for a presentation and interactive discussion on the options for replacing the Tetayut Creek culverts.
There will be food and door prizes!