To protect and enhance the integrity and biodiversity of the Tod Creek Watershed.
Raven of the Tod Creek Watershed
[artist: Des Bowker]
Why choose the watershed boundaries for our community?
It makes both ecological and social sense to consider ourselves as members of a watershed community. A watershed is a web of interconnected ecological processes that should be considered as an integrated whole. All life in the watershed, including people, are part of these natural systems. All of us affect the watershed and are dependent on it. As we live and work on our land, we create a collective influence on the natural systems of the watershed. The effects of our individual activities are not isolated to discrete pieces of personal property but are part of ecosystem processes that operate at the watershed level.
The watershed is located in the north west portion of the district of Saanich within the Rural Saanich Local Area. While it is situated primarily in Saanich, its boundaries include portions of the Districts of Highlands and Central
Saanich. The watershed in Saanich covers an area of 23 km and drains into the Saanich Inlet via its main outflow, Tod Creek. There are approximately 21 km of watercourses, 29 known wetlands, numerous ponds and five lakes. Parts of Gowlland Tod Provincial Park and Mt. Work Regional Park fall within the watershed.
Creeks and Waterbodies:
Creeks: Tod Creek, Killarney Creek, Durrance Creek;
Waterbodies: Maltby, Prospect, Durrance and Killarney Lakes and Tod Inlet.
Go to our Hydrology Page or follow this link https://www.todcreekwatershed.ca/tod-creek to read the latest research from Garth van der Kamp, Research Associate, from the Global Institute for Water Security, University of Saskatchewan. Garth welcomes feedback, comments, questions, etc; contact Mary, Winona or Lori with your communications.
Peninsula Streams Society “Watershed Stewardship Program” [https://peninsulastreams.ca/our-work/stewardship/] supports more than 15 volunteer stewardship groups that operate in over 13 Greater Victoria watersheds, providing professional advice, access to funding and other resources. FTCW is one of these stewardship groups.
FTCW are one of the teams of active Pulling Together volunteers in more than 55 different parks and natural areas in Saanich. For information about how you can volunteer, go to https://www.saanich.ca/EN/main/parks-recreation-community/parks/natural-areas/volunteer-for-pulling-together.html
We acknowledge that the District of Saanich lies within the traditional territories of the Lkwungen (Lay-kwung-gen) peoples known today as Songhees and SXIME?E? (Esquimalt) Nations and the W?SÁNE? (weh-saanich) peoples known today as W?JO?E?P (Tsartlip), BO?E?EN (Pauquachin), S?ÁUTW? (Tsawout), W?SI?EM (Tseycum) and MÁLEXE? (Malahat) Nations.
We are local residents who usually meet on the first Wednesday of every second month at various homes at 7:30 p.m. Please phone or e-mail for date and location of next meeting.We are open to anyone who lives in the watershed and are happy to access skills and accommodate interests of any who care to join us.
Join us 9:30 a.m. on Monday mornings at Whitehead Park for stewardship gardening. It’s a great way to learn about our watershed and meet your neighbours.
Watch for our new QR Code when you are out and about, it opens the QR Reader phone app directly to this web site.
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