Environmental Stewardship

Extensive work has already begun to revitalize Hart Creek. A few year ago the stream was in crisis due to eroding banks and contamination from the Coal HIlls. Working with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and local streamkeepers, KIP realigned the creek and now native runs of coho and chum are once again appearing in its waters. Kensington will also form the cornerstone for new water and sewage treatment systems for Union Bay and nearby Royston. These communities lie along Baynes Sound, an important shellfish aquaculture region in British Columbia that is currently under threat from failing septic systems. Working with the natural features of the land, KIP has created ponds to capture groundwater runoff. These will provide water for fire hydrants and irrigation.