Cecelia Creek Project
Environmental Technology Co-op Team
Prepared For: The Veins of Life Watershed Society,Victoria BC
Prepared By: Robin Anderson, Rahab Cummins,
Tracy Soberg and David Vadocz
Camosun College Environmental Technology Program
Co-op Team, Victoria BC
Everyone lives in a watershed. We aim to foster
watershed thinking in our local communities. In fact, we
would like citizens to know their watershed address as well as
their street address.
VOLWS is presently playing an active part in watershed planning
processes for tributaries to the Gorge waterway. Staff participate
in action committees and provide consultation to watershed forums..
A watershed atlas and fish production plan is underway for the
Craigflower watershed and will serve as a model for similar folios
for other local watersheds. This photo and map-based atlas will
serve as a useful planning tool for senior and local government
officials, community groups, and the general public.
| What is a watershed?
A watershed is typically defined as an area within a height
of land or line of maximum elevation. Runoff from rain
or snow that falls within this area drains to a common point.
| Why the Veins of Life?
The veins of water moving through a watershed as streams and
rivers are similar to our own veins, which carry blood that
has nourished the body and collected waste back to a single
point, the heart.
| What about Watershed Thinking?
Watershed Thinking is catching on. Resource managers, municipal
officials and anyone dealing with aquatic ecosystems have
begun to understand the intricate connections between our
land-based activities and the wellness of natural systems.