WHAT IS RESTORE THE SHORE?

The Restore the Shore project is bringing back the health of the estuary in Squamish for today’s community and future generations. 

 

Over 3,650 square kilometers of coastal rainforest drain into the Skwelwil'em Squamish estuary, which is created by the flow of the Squamish River into Átl’ka7tsem / Howe Sound. The Restore the Shore project will re-naturalize over 144 hectares of this valuable estuarine habitat - equivalent to the size of over 200 soccer fields - for endangered Chinook salmon and the interconnected ecosystems that they support. 

 

It is also an act of reconciliation for the original stewards and knowledge-keepers of this land, and the wildlife that has thrived here in the past.