We All Live in a Watershed

A watershed is an area of land that drains rain, snow and ground water to a common point, such as a creek, wetland, lake or ocean. Watersheds can be different sizes and scales. Small watersheds can be part of larger watersheds. The capital region is comprised of over 300 major watersheds which are over 100 hectares in size, plus numerous smaller named and unnamed watersheds.

The CRD monitors water quality in watersheds around our region. Many of these creeks are no longer suitable for fish spawning or habitat for other aquatic life. There are things we can do to improve the health of our watersheds and improve water quality, reduce risk of flooding, reduce risk for invasive species to establish and increase our resilience within a changing climate. Get involved and learn about the ways you can clean, protect and enhance watersheds in the capital region.