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Find out about the activities of the Bowker Creek Initiative (BCI) at this location.

Oak Bay High School Bowker Creek Restoration Project

The physical reconstruction of the creek channel was completed in 2015, complete with a meandering channel with riffles, small islands and lots of native riparian vegetation on the creek bank. Oak Bay High School students now have an outdoor classroom, and the community has a beautiful naturalized greenway to use.

Collaboration with Green Team and Oak Bay High

On November 3, 2017 the Greater Victoria Green Team and two classes from Oak Bay High School teamed up with BCI volunteers to plant 258 plants in the restoration site. Read the report here and view the photos. Oak Bay News did a story on the event as well.

Volunteer Opportunity

We could use your help - while most of the native plants at the site are thriving, so are the weeds! The restoration site became overgrown with invasive weeds by summer 2017, and we are holding several work parties to get the weeds under control:

Friday, November 17, 9am - 12pm. Planting native shrubs
Friday, December 1, 9am - 12pm. Spreading leaf mulch

If you come by car, park at the Oak Bay Rec Centre and walk behind the tennis bubble to find the site.

Gloves, tools and snacks provided.

Get more information about the creek restoration project through the Oak Bay High School lands.

Featured Projects

Bowker Creek Blueprint

Find out more about the 100 year plan to restore the Bowker Creek watershed.

What is the BCI?

The Bowker Creek Urban Watershed Renewal Initiative (BCI) is a unique multi-jurisdictional effort to improve the health of a highly urbanized watershed. The Initiative was established because of concerns about flooding, pollution, and the degraded condition of Bowker creek. Read more >>