Mermaid Creek Salt Marsh Restoration Project

Peninsula Streams Society is proposing a restoration project in the Mermaid Creek salt marsh located on the southeast end of Roberts Bay in Sidney, British Columbia. The project aims to restore the salt marsh to its former condition from 1964 and includes two phases. Phase one of the project took place from September 2022 to April 2023 and included the installation of ecocultural fencing and planting of native vegetation. As proposed, phase two would take place in early 2024 and would include the construction of rock berms to lessen the force of waves and expand the marsh by adding sediment replenishment and planting of native marsh species.

Latest update

October 11, 2023 — On August 22, 2023, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change received a request to designate the Mermaid Creek Salt Marsh Restoration Project, proposed by Peninsula Streams Society. The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada's Vice-President, on behalf of the Minister, issued his response to the request.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Vice-President's Response - October 10, 2023


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  • Location

    • Sidney (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

  • Proponent

    Peninsula Streams Society
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Assessment not applicable
  • Reference Number


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