Reflecting Still Creek
Reflecting Still Creek (2012 – 2013)
This ecosystem-based stewardship and art project provided a model for community-led urban ecological restoration, and for environmental organizations to connect with urban populations. Reflecting Still Creek leveraged Still Moon Arts’ deep connections in the community by bringing together environmentalists, ecologists, academics, youth, seniors, and the arts community to restore a watershed, enhance a neighbourhood, and pioneer a model for lasting change. This project shifted us from defending Still Creek and its watershed, to proactively restoring and protecting it.
Through this project we met with the Vancouver Parks Board to contribute to the long term planning of Renfrew Park and Renfrew Ravine. We also connected with local seniors, City Councillors, local artists, high schools, and universities that led us to developing resources and our work today.
Supported by the Vancouver Foundation.
We respectfully acknowledge that our programs and initiatives take place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples, who have been stewarding this land since time immemorial. We strive for right relations with the diverse peoples of Renfrew-Collingwood and the land and waters of the Still Creek Watershed.