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The St George Rainway Project is a community driven initiative that seeks to recall a historic waterway in Mt. Pleasant. The goal is to use rainwater runoff from the street and connecting laneways to recreate this lost stream within the street right of way along St. George St. from Kingsway to the False Creek Flats.

In addition to naturalizing the streetscape and drainage, the community is creating opportunities for artistic expression, educational activities, urban agriculture, and community gatherings. This initiative is both an engineering and community-building project.

With the  recent CREEK FORUM we asked ourselves the question: What role do we as citizens and tax payers play in incluencung the developement of the place we call home. We worked with diverse stakeholders to envision what a green redesign of the headwaters of te Statlew, the little creek now known as the St George Rainway, could look like.

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We have painted a mural on the roadway of St. George St. The close proximity to Mt. Pleasant Elementary School has made this legacy useful for ongoing curriculum extensions led by teachers who have demonstrated tremendous support of the project.

We have also built, together with the Vancouver Society of Storytelling, a bench to mark the headwaters of te Stetlew.

at 13th and St. George

 

 

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Join our Facebook Group at:

St.George Blueway Facebook group

St.George Blueway Overview

Vancouver Stories 125 article- Streams in the City

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  1. Bernadette Keenan / Nov 27 2010 12:12 am

    I am busy fighting to see our South Fraser Surrey and Delta Streams are not paved and culverted. Save us the trouble of having to Daylight them in a few decades down the road.

    • rita / Jan 17 2011 4:47 pm

      Good luck Bernadette! I hope the watershed gods are with you! Please keep us updated.

  2. WEP Coordinator / Oct 13 2011 9:10 am

    I am following your cause here as a member of the neighbourhood and a strong supporter of wetlands.

  3. It is time! We can make this happen, finally modernizing our city after so many horrible mistakes.

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