Regional Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy Engagement to begin in April

Powell River, BC – This spring, the qathet Regional District, Tla’amin Nation, and the City of Powell River are hosting virtual public information sessions, a game night, a survey, and a public workshop to gather feedback from local residents on the impacts of climate change along our shoreline and what can be done to adapt and build resilience.

 

As climate change occurs, many coastal communities are recognizing and planning for the impacts from increasing flood and erosion risk due to sea level rise and coastal storms. Building on previous flood mapping along our coastlines, the qathet Regional District, Tla’amin Nation, and the City of Powell River are now working together through development of the Regional Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy (RCFAS). This initial phase of the RCFAS involves a community engagement process and will help clarify the potential risks to the places and things that communities value along the coast, identify community values and priorities, and collectively imagine a resilient shoreline. Feedback gathered between now and June 2022 will inform the development of the RCFAS later this fall.

 

“Impacts from sea level rise and extreme storms present risks for our region’s coastlines,” said Laura Roddan, qathet Regional District Manager of Planning Services. “We need your voice to inform the qathet Regional Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy and help build resilience to these future changes.”

 

Join the qathet Regional District, Tla’amin Nation and City of Powell River to collectively address coastal flood and erosion risk and foster greater resilience in our region. For more information, please visit qathet.ca/current_project/regional-coastal-flood-adaptation-strategy.

 

Contact:
Laura Roddan, Manager of Planning Services
qathet Regional District
#202-4675 Marine Ave, Powell River, BC V0N 2L2
planning@qathet.ca
604-485-2260
qathet.ca

 

Attend upcoming events


April 13, 6:30 pm: Attend an online community information session to learn more about coastal flood and erosion risk and share what matters to you. A recording of this presentation will also be available on the project webpage. Note that a separate session will be held specifically for Tla’amin members and lease holders on April 12, at 6:00 pm.

 

April 27, 6:00 pm: Join an online Flood Resilience Game Night to practice complex, adaptive decision-making and have some fun!

June 22, 2022: A public workshop will be held at Willingdon Beach Park to explore adaptation options together and inform proposed strategies.

Complete the survey


Complete the survey to share your concerns, values and what matters most to you regarding coastal adaptation.

The survey will be open from April 13 to April 29, 2022, and available on the project webpage. Paper copies are available upon request.

Learn more about RCFAS partners


qathet Regional District: The qRD serves the rural areas from Lund to Saltery Bay, the City of Powell River, Texada, Savary and Lasqueti Islands and provides some services, through contract, to Tla’amin Nation. To learn more, please visit qathet.ca

 

Tla’amin Nation: Tla’amin Nation is a modern, forward thinking, self-governing nation located on the beautiful upper Sunshine Coast (qathet Region). To learn more, please visit tlaaminnation.com

City of Powell River:
The City of Powell River’s mission is to provide services and leadership to our coastal community and future generations in an innovative, effective and responsible manner. To learn more, please visit powellriver.ca