The capital region is home to a diverse variety of natural species and ecosystems. Most environmental concerns are caused by human behaviour, but some can occur naturally. By working together we can minimize the impacts of environmental concerns to protect and preserve our environment.

Report a Spill

A spill is considered an accidental spill, leak, or illicit dumping of a substance that may adversely affect the environment or human health. Read more >>

Invasive Species

Invasive species are plants, animals and microbes that are not native to a region and that tend to out-compete native species for available resources. There are a number of high priority invasive species that impact our region and pose a threat to our environment. Read more >>

Blue-green Algae Blooms

Blue-green algae (also known as cyanobacteria) are microscopic, plant-like organisms that occur naturally in ponds, rivers, lakes and streams. Some species are known to produce cyanotoxins, which can cause health effects in humans and animals. Read more >>

Beach Water Quality

The CRD collects water quality samples at recreational beaches, coordinating Island Health to interpret and disseminate results. Read more >>

Request Community Clean-Up Assistance

The CRD Community Clean-Up Assistance Program supports groups that make visible environmental improvements to their community through organized clean-ups. Read more >>

Abandoned Boats

Abandoned and neglected boats impact the health and safety of our shorelines, especially if fuel, chemicals or garbage are leaking into the marine environment. Together, we can reduce this environmental and public safety risk by removing abandoned boats from our waterways and, as responsible boat owners, by preventing vessels from abandonment and degradation in the future. Read more >>