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Shoreline Protection

In 2012, the Thetis LTC set Shoreline Protection as their top priority project. The focus is on developing a range of tools to protect Thetis Island's sensitive and highly valued shoreline.

In 2013, shoreline maps were presented at the “Greening our Shores” workshop, along with information about the Green Shores for Homes program. Community based conservation efforts in eelgrass mapping were also presented. Later that year, Thetis Island hosted two guest speakers to speak about shoreline development and its relationship with Sea Level Rise and Forage Fish.

In 2014, Thetis Island hosted a Green Shores Scenarios Workshop that brought together local contractors, biologists and engineers, affected property owners, other government agencies, and realtors to explore three sites on Thetis Island dealing with different shoreline erosion situations. The hands-on day provided participants with a better understanding of the feasibility of pursuing softer shoreline approaches.

Thetis Island is one of the pilot communities for the Green Shores for Homes – BC Pilot program set to run from 2014-2016.

Shoreline Protection Resources and Factsheets

For more on Greenshores for Homes program, see the Trust-wide Greenshores for Homes page

Mapping Thetis’ Shoreline Types

Shoreline Scenarios Workshop on Thetis - June 13, 2014

Click on the links below to view video footage from the workshop

Presentations and Property Owner Workshops 

August 8, 2013 - Stewarding our Shores Speakers' Night

 Staff Reports

UBC Pilot Study on Thetis Shoreline Classification (2010) - maps and presentation boards:

Page last updated: 23/10/17
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