City and Regional District Work Together to Ensure our Future Water Supply
The City of Dawson Creek’s Watershed Stewardship Program has been presented a five year funding grant of $40,000 per year for a total of $200,000.00. The funding which is coming from Electoral Area’s D and E of the Peace River Regional District will support source water protection planning, research initiatives focused on hydrometric flows and snowpack, community education, and baseline water sampling throughout the Kiskatinaw Watershed. “By getting to know our watershed better, we can begin to work with landowners and stakeholders on better management practices, as well as pursue regulatory protection options in the future” states Chelsea Mottishaw, the City’s Watershed Technician.
As the Kiskatinaw Watershed is located within the Regional District, it is important that the City and PRRD are working together to ensure a clean and sustainable water supply for the citizens of Dawson Creek, Pouce Coupe, and residents in the rural areas.
Figure 1: Mayor Bumstead (left), Director for Electoral Area ‘E’, Dan Rose (middle) and Director for Electoral Area ‘D’, Leonard Hiebert (Right).