Environment and Climate Change Canada Scientists to Undertake Shoreline Surveys in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia

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From Environment and Climate Change Canada

July 26, 2019 – Vancouver, British Columbia – The public is advised that Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) will be conducting shoreline surveys around the Fraser Delta and Fraser River area between July 28 and August 3rd.

Scientists will be on the beaches performing ground surveys to collect current scientific data about the shorelines. This may include taking sediment samples from test pits, which will be taken to an ECCC laboratory for detailed chemical analysis. The environmental data from these studies will be used to strengthen our science-based decision-making and will help protect our marine environments and communities.

ECCC will use Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Western Canada Marine Response Corporation vessels to conduct the surveys in the Fraser River. The studies will take place at the following times and locations:

ECCC is collaborating with Indigenous communities and several organizations on the shoreline studies including:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Province of British Columbia
Coastal and Ocean Resources
TRIOX Environmental Emergencies
Western Canada Marine Response Corporation


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