The District of Squamish has received a $270,000 grant for dike upgrades at the Eagle Viewing/Seaichem Reserve area.
The proposed project will complete a master plan for diking upgrades in the Eagle Viewing / Seacichem Area by engaging with Squamish Nation, private landowners affected by the upgrades and the public.
The plan will determine primary objectives, prepare dike design drawings and cost estimates and plan for adjacent land uses and infrastructure to accommodate the required upgrades.
The District said it will work closely with Squamish Nation to develop the master plan given that a significant portion of the dike is on Seaichem Reserve and that significant numbers Squamish Nation residents on the Seaichem and Kowtain Reserves are protected from flooding by this dike.
The project is fully funded through the National Disaster Mitigation Program, which provides funding to provinces and territories for projects that inform proactive disaster mitigation.