To ensure repairs are done to properties, roads and water resources in the Sorrento area of British Columbia by advocating for quality watershed management.
On Wednesday, July 3rd, Director Demenok will share outcomes of his meeting with Deputy Minister Mike Farnworth.
Area Director Paul Demenok and other CSRD representatives met with Deputy Minister Mike Farnworth in Vancouver on June 13th to discuss mitigation work for Newsome Creek. Rhona Martin (Electoral Area E Director and Board Chair) and Charles Hamilton (Chief Administrative Officer) were also present at the meeting.
Earlier that week Director Demenok also met with Minister Farnworth’s assistant Lori Halls in Sorrento in preparation for the June 13th meeting. Assistant Deputy Minister Halls viewed the site from a number of vantage points to gain a sense of what’s happening on the ground and in the stream bed.
The Kerr Wood Leidal Report is on the CSRD website
Download the report here: Newsome Creek Erosion Mitigation Options
Newsletter To Be Sent After July Meeting
For those of you who have been awaiting some e-news we have been waiting both on the KWL Report and on the meeting with the Deputy Minister. After the July 3 meeting a recap of recent news will be sent to all subscribers. Thanks for your patience.
Next Meeting -July 3, 6:30 pm, Sorrento Centre
What's Been Happening Along Newsome Creek
Since the forest fires of 2009 the Newsome Creek Watershed has been under stresses that are resulting in damage to valuable community assets. The provincial Government has jurisdiction over the waterways, but they’re slow to take responsibility for the events that are unfolding in Sorrento and Notch Hill.
Newsome Creek is a complex situation with a lot of moving parts. You can find detailed information in our Background Articles, but … Read more
Government response to the problems in Newsome Creek have been both encouraging and difficult. At least three governmental bodies have a say … Read more
Watershed Overview Newsome Creek Watershed covers the area south of Sorrento coming down from Black Mountain where the 2009 wildfire occurred. The … Read more
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has said they plan to replace all the culverts along Newsome Creek, perhaps as early as … Read more
Sorrento’s water has frequently been turbid in the Spring run off, notably in the 2017 and 2018 freshets which deposited large amounts … Read more
On Wednesday, July 3rd, Director Demenok will share outcomes of his meeting with Deputy Minister Mike Farnworth. Area Director Paul Demenok and other CSRD representatives met with Deputy Minister Mike … Read more
March 2, 2019
Kerr, Wood, Leidal Consulting Engineers have been retained to do an engineers report on the creek below Highway 1. An estimated completion date of the report is mid-April, according the … Read more
February 1, 2019
On January 22 a group of government and community representatives met at Sorrento Memorial Hall to share information about issues in Newsome Creek. Ten speakers and 81 community members explored … Read more
January 11, 2019
2019 has started on a positive note. At our meeting on January 8 we received word that we’ve secured funding for engineers to do an assessment of Newsome Creek below … Read more
January 3, 2019
CSRD in partnership with NCWAG are hosting a community meeting on January 22, 2019 at 6:30 pm, held upstairs at Sorrento Memorial Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to … Read more
In The News
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October 22, 2018
October 22, 2018
Watch this report about property damage to residents on Caen Road
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About The Watershed
Google EarthTM imagery showing the estimated Newsome Creek watershed (red line) looking southeast.
Newsome Creek Watershed covers the area south of Sorrento coming down from Black Mountain where the 2009 wildfire occurred. The creek has a number of tributaries that merge in the Notch Hill area. Eventually it forms a single creek running along Notch Hill Road crossing under Dilworth Road, the Trans-Canada Highway and Dieppe Road. Newsome Creek Erosion Report describes it this way … Continue reading about wildfire and logging activity in the watershed…