Metro Vancouver’s Codd Wetland Ecological Conservancy Area has expanded by 73 hectares, thanks to a pair of recent parkland acquisitions. In the past three years, the conservancy area has more than doubled in size, and is now more than 233 hectares.
Located on the east side of the Pitt River Valley in the City of Pitt Meadows, Codd Wetland protects a wide variety of plants, birds, fish, mammals and amphibians. As a key stopover on the Pacific Flyway, more than 160 bird species have been observed in the area.
A 14-hectare parcel, purchased for $1.7 million, lies at the junction of two important salmon creeks, captures sensitive low-lying fields, and includes the western portion of Codd Island. A 59-hectare parcel to the east, purchased for $11.5 million, features farm fields, a treed ridge and a 20-hectare wildlife pond. Both properties were acquired through the Regional Park Land Acquisition and Development Fund.
The new lands offer opportunities to develop future trails, viewpoints and other park amenities.
Read the news release.