The Marina Garden Estates project is a residential/marina complex beside Captain’s Cove Marina in Deas Slough near Ladner.

The project site is next to the Ladner Marsh Wildlife Management Area and along Green and Ladner Sloughs, all of which represent very valuable fish and wildlife habitat.

To minimize and offset environmental damage by the project, improved water circulation in the sloughs, new marsh areas and a public park were made part of the projects environment design.

A very innovative system for treating run-off from the Marina Garden Estates project was implemented involving the conversion of dredged sand deposits into lagoons which provide fish and wildlife habitats while also using mars plants to cleanse the run-off before it enters the estuary.

The Fraser River Estates Management Program feels this project represents an exceptional example of how economic development and environmental quality can be balanced in a sustainable way.

In recognition of his leadership of a talented team of experts in developing the environmentally sustainable design of the Marina Garden Estates project, the Fraser River Estuary Management Program is pleased to present its development award to the president of Captain’s Cove Marina Ltd.