Volunteers are invited to a Bertrand Creek cleanup on Dec. 3.

Bertrand Creek to get ‘WET’

An environmental restoration project along Aldergrove’s Bertrand Creek is counting on cooperation and volunteers over the coming year.

An environmental restoration project along Aldergrove’s Bertrand Creek is counting on cooperation and volunteers over the coming year. Named the “B-WET” project, it is a “watershed education team” with the goal of helping residential and farm property owners deal with the creek in their own backyards.

Bertrand Creek begins on the Abbotsford side of the municipal border northeast of Aldergrove village and winds its way south to the U.S. border where it enters the Nooksack River.

There are about 120 properties adjacent to Bertrand Creek.

The B-WET project is a joint initiative of the Langley Environmental Partners Society and the Bertrand Creek Enhancement Committee, and is headed by LEPS stewardship coordinator Lina Azeez.

“The creek is of significant value and we want to provide awareness and assistance,” said Azeez.

“We will do an assessment if the property owner is interested, to see what issues are of concern. The number one problem is erosion. And for a select few we are able to do work in removing invasive plants and planting wet zones.”

As part of the B-WET project at LEPS there is a property on Bertrand Creek that will be undergoing some invasive plant removal in December and LEPS has issued a call out for volunteers.

On Saturday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. all interested people are invited to come out and help with an invasive plant pull along the Bertrand Creek at the Creekside Villa property, 27435 – 29A Avenue, Aldergrove. Refreshments and tools will be provided. If you have any questions, contact Lina at 604-532-3517 or email to lazeez@tol.ca

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