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Surrey foreshore project gets environmental assessment exemption – Construct Connect

July 9, 2024

VICTORIA – The Mud Bay Nature-Based Foreshore Enhancement project in Surrey, B.C. will not require an environmental assessment certificate to move forward.

The project involves building a nature-based form of flood protection called a living dike and aims to elevate the existing salt marsh to mitigate coastal flooding, reduce wave energy and enhance biodiversity, a release said.

While the project met the threshold to require an environmental assessment certificate, a formal request for exemption was submitted by the City of Surrey and the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) recommended the project be exempt from an environmental assessment as it poses minimal risk of significant adverse effects.

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