Furry Creek Erosion and Foreshore Mitigation Works

Dec 02, 2016
Affected Communities: 
Electoral Area D


Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 to Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Following a number of severe weather events over the last few years in Howe Sound, the Furry Creek spit is showing increased levels of erosion. Significant increases in the erosion of the spit and other foreshore structures prompted staff to move forward with a mitigation program for the beloved spit.

An RFP for “The Furry Creek Foreshore Erosion Mitigation” was issued September19, 2016, and Adler Excavating LTD. was the successful proponent. Construction for the spit is planned to begin December 7th 2016 and is expected to last approximately 1- 2 weeks. The scope of work is listed below:

  • Starting December 7th Adler Excavating LTD. will haul rip rap using the entrance through lot # 2 gate to the water front lands.
  • The staging area for the material that will be used for the project is approx. 50m East of unit #52
  • South Spit work will involve rip rap rock being placed with a mini excavator in & around the observation area
  • North spit work will involve rip rap rock being placed with a rubber tired wheel loader along the paved pathway that leads West and access the North spit                                                  
  • North spit work will Improve and extend the rip rap armour on the tip of the North spit which will in effect help to protect the South spit from the out flow winter storms
  • The Adler Excavating LTD. will follow the guidelines and objectives required under the Siltation Control Polices & Spill containment Procedures.
  • The Adler Excavating LTD. will return surrounding areas of project back to as before conditions.
  • All works will be according to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada standards and regulations

During the mitigation works on the North and South side of the Spit the trail access to these areas will be closed for public use, please use caution around the areas of construction during this time.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and we appreciate your cooperation.

If you have any questions regarding the project please contact Edward Witwicki 604 894 6371 ext. 227

Photos below from Wednesday December 7 2016:

UPDATE: The project is complete.

The photos below are of the completed project, taken 9 January 2017. Photos courtesy Ed Witwicki.



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