As a long-time industry and community member, Trans Mountain is committed to working with residents, regulatory authorities and other stakeholders on environmental initiatives.
Notable examples include:
Eagle Creek Salmon Release
Local residents of Eagle Creek are invited annually to join “streamkeepers” in releasing chum salmon fry into the creek to help restore the fish population.
This enhancement project involved stabilizing more than 700 metres of river bank to prevent erosion, improving the local fish habitat, as well as planting native trees and shrubs. When Trans Mountain was seeking certification through Wildlife Habitat Council, work began with a landowner on the right-of-way who was interested in being involved. Trans Mountain determined ways to improve the landowner's land to provide a more hospitable environment for local species.
Twenty years ago there were no salmon in Stoney Creek in Burnaby. Thanks to the Stoney Creek Environment Committee, this habitat has been restored. Trans Mountain has been involved with a variety of these projects, and participates annually in the Stoney Creek Environmental Committee’s “Great Salmon Send-Off”.
Tree Canada Partnership
Since 1998, Trans Mountain has contributed to the planting of 13,000 trees. Over the next 80 years, this will offset 2,300 tons of CO2, a main contributor to greenhouse gasses.
Anchor Loop Legacy Fund
Trans Mountain worked closely with Parks Canada and BC Parks to construct the Trans Mountain-Anchor Loop Project. In addition to standard remediation efforts, a $3 million Trans Mountain Legacy Fund was created to provide net benefits to the region.