In 2012, the Thetis LTC set Shoreline Protection as their top priority project. The focus is on developing a range of tools to protect Thetis Island's sensitive and highly valued shoreline.
In 2013, shoreline maps were presented at the “Greening our Shores” workshop, along with information about the Green Shores for Homes program. Community based conservation efforts in eelgrass mapping were also presented. Later that year, Thetis Island hosted two guest speakers to speak about shoreline development and its relationship with Sea Level Rise and Forage Fish.
In 2014, Thetis Island hosted a Green Shores Scenarios Workshop that brought together local contractors, biologists and engineers, affected property owners, other government agencies, and realtors to explore three sites on Thetis Island dealing with different shoreline erosion situations. The hands-on day provided participants with a better understanding of the feasibility of pursuing softer shoreline approaches.
Thetis Island is one of the pilot communities for the Green Shores for Homes – BC Pilot program set to run from 2014-2016.
Shoreline Protection Resources and Factsheets
For more on Greenshores for Homes program, see the Trust-wide Greenshores for Homes page
Mapping Thetis’ Shoreline Types
Shoreline Scenarios Workshop on Thetis - June 13, 2014
Click on the links below to view video footage from the workshop
Presentations and Property Owner Workshops
August 8, 2013 - Stewarding our Shores Speakers' Night
- Memo and Work Plan re: Shoreline Scenarios Workshop – April 17, 2014 Meeting
- Staff Report re: Project Charter and possible Scenarios Workshop - February 5, 2014 Meeting
- Staff Report re: Shoreline Protection Work Program and Proposed Leadership of Green Shores Pilot - November 20, 2013 Meeting
- Staff Report re: Shoreline Protection Values - July 15, 2013
- Golder Associates report on Shoreline Protection Public Consultation - June 5, 2013
- Note: On April 19, 2011, the Thetis LTC passed a Resolution instructing Staff to proceed no further with the drafted Marine Shorelands Development Permit Area and guidelines.
- Staff Report re: Marine Shorelands Development Permit Area and Sea Level Rise - January 26, 2011
- Staff Report re: Marine Shorelands Development Permit Area - January 6, 2011
- Staff Report re: Shoreline Management - November 18, 2010
UBC Pilot Study on Thetis Shoreline Classification (2010) - maps and presentation boards: