Paterson, Keegan

Project title: Hospital Creek Estuary Restoration Project

Department: Geography

Faculty supervisor: Dr. Eva Kwoll

"Due to a long history of urban and agricultural development, the Hospital Creek estuary near Portage Inlet is severely degraded and almost entirely eroded. This project will examine the geomorphic processes that influence the structure and function of the Hospital Creek estuary in order to determine appropriate measures to restore its physical and ecological processes, as well as mitigate future disturbances, such as sea-level rise. Through a collaboration with Peninsula Streams Society (PSS), the results will be used directly to implement restoration activities in the near future."