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Environmental Youth Alliance Society, Vancouver, British Columbia

Increasing Climate Resilience through Wetland Development in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside


Led by Environmental Youth Alliance and Strathcona Community Gardens, this project, aims to develop a wetland in downtown eastside Vancouver beginning in October 2022. This year-long initiative will engage at-risk youth and local residents in the development of a wetland, which will mitigate flooding problems commonly seen in the area. The wetland area will catch and absorb rainfall and surface runoff, reducing flooding, and helping to manage and mitigate the impact of more frequent extreme rain events caused by climate change. 

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