Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable

The Watershed is Calling Us to Order!

The Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable is a collaborative body that coordinates and implements activities which promote the long-term sustainability of the watershed, based on the agreed-to values and vision of the watershed. The formation of the Roundtable was the successful outcome of a multi-phase, five year watershed planning process aimed at improving collaboration and problem-solving among the many stakeholders in the watershed.

The Roundtable does not have authority to make decisions that are the jurisdictional or legislative responsibility of governments or the legal responsibility of any other entity that is participating in the Roundtable. Governments and government agencies will participate, but the Roundtable will be an independent entity, not under government direction.

The Roundtable is guided by a Core Committee, representing the many watershed sectors of interest. Given adequate resources, public Roundtable meetings will be held at least twice each calendar year: spring and fall.

The types of activities the Roundtable undertakes, given adequate resources, include coordinating monitoring efforts, participating in the preparation of a plan for the watershed, sponsoring educational events, or working towards consensus on issues that affect the watershed.

The Roundtable is gratefully supported by the cash and in-kind resources provided by the Fraser Salmon and Watersheds Program, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Cities of Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam, and Kwikwetlem First Nation.

Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable