Today, the lush vegetation along Compton Creek provides a glimpse into a time when the wetlands of Compton and Vernon were zoned for agriculture. Rivers have memories. Not long ago, city dwellers used the area as a dumping ground, throwing everything from rubbish to dead animals into the wetlands. Things have fortunately changed; a coalition of NGO's, politicians and city residents are now claiming the creek as their own, in a way bringing the natural resource back to life - and back to their community.
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