February 14: Ten days after I reported the situation. No attempt at siltation control. Where this water enters Scott Creek, there is Salmon eggs incubating in the creek right now.Culvert that drains the wetland. Exposed for about 40 feet before it enters the CPR culvert. How did they miss this????
Looking towards Coquitlam town centre, the foreground once contained a small stream, wetland, now filled in.
Sodium Fluoroscein dye entering Scott Creek, (a harmless dye), through an outfall at the end of, Fleming Street.
Culvert under the CPR tracks. Note the scale marks from previous water flows on the walls of the culvert.
I went by this wetland last week, and lo and behold, it was being filled in!. I contacted DFO, who replied that they sent a technician out and he, concurred with an earlier assumption by the Cities own biologist that it had no culvert or connection to any watercourse, how wrong they were, "blind" biologists, are among us. This wetland/ very small creek, was at one time known as Crabbe Creek, after a local family, who had a sawmill, where today's Save-on-foods is located. The remnant of it which is now being filled in without any type of environmental controls in place, lies beside the old J.A.Dewar railway tracks, later Deeks-McBride, now LaFarge Lake Park, (MS Word Document) which at one time was a gravel mining operation. One more Lost stream to add too the list. Pictures tell a story. Due diligence is apparently not part, of some folks job description. Update: Murray Manson,DFO e-mailed me telling me that he had put a stop work order on the site, in reference to the new information that I provided.
For a really good look at what it looked like around its perimeter, load Google Earth, and turn on Street View, they shot pictures all along Christmas Way, and Pheasant Street.