Cluxewe Erosion Control Work

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

At Cluxewe: Work to Protect

Foreshore and erosion restoration are works that are increasing in demand the past 10 years for Kwakiutl Territory. This spring we had support from local business Lemare Group to help with both erosion to the foreshore from ocean water and increased fluvial erosion from the river.

The works were conducted on multiple sites and occurred over the period of February 16th - March 1st, 2021. The work included emergency maintain works, reclamation work, assessment of site characteristics, and standard environmental mitigation measures were taken to ensure the work was completed with minimal impact.  We had full engagement from Cluxewe Staff, the lands and resource office, and some community. This type of work is also done in conjunction with Independent Professional Biologists who managed, monitored and advised on activities in potential Salmon habitat areas, intertidal zone, impact mitigation strategies and more. All marine foreshore and stream works are monitored by qualified environmental professionals and was reported out on and signed off by a Registered Professional Biologist.

The work planned was to address the issues mostly to protect sites again water erosion and rising sea levels especially in storms. This was done with coarse rock and natural materials such as logs, sand, and a heavy landscape-type fabric commonly used in erosion control. Skilled machine operators with the highest degree of coastal experience were sent in to perform the works in partnership with the clients, engineers, and biologists. 

Have a look at the photos below. A soft touch from the operators, minimal impact, a natural look, and a result engineered to last for our important site. 

Gilakas'la Lemare, for your contribution to our community and partnership at no-cost to the Nation.