Prairie Creek was once part of a large wet meadow complex that consisted of sloughs, shrub-carr areas, meandering streams and cattail marshes. Agricultural practices in the Prairie Valley in the late 1800s and into the 1900s filled in the majority of wet meadow areas, turning them into orchards and pasture.
A 130m section of Prairie Creek between Dale Meadows ball fields and the Giants Head Elementary School is proposed to be daylighted.
Photos from a similar project in Kelowna at Fascieux Creek:
The Fascieux Creek Restoration Project was supported by an OBWB Water Conservation & Quality Improvement Grant.