Organizations

Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society

Conservation and restoration of habitat related to salmon including watersheds, estuaries and shorelines from Deep Bay to Lantzville on Vancouver Island, BC.

Connecting people to their landscape through partnerships focussing on field study, education and restoration Learn more

Morrison Creek Streamkeepers

The Morrison Creek Streamkeepers (MCS), are an active group of watershed residents and community members dedicated to preserving, rehabilitating and promoting public awareness of the Morrison Creek watershed.

As much as possible, MCS volunteers are also actively involved in land-use planning at all levels of government. They have also conducted restoration projects with the guidance of both DFO and BC Ministry of Environment with details of their latest projects available in the Archives. Learn more

North Shore Streamkeepers

North Shore Streamkeepers come from all walks of life. They are ordinary people who are willing to be trained, spend their free time monitoring and improving streams and waterways. They have an interest in local history, ecology, and lifestyle. You may stumble upon a streamkeeper or a group of streamkeepers taking part in one of many activities. Learn more

Oldfield Creek Fish Hatchery

The Oldfield Creek Fish Hatchery is a volunteer driven, non-profit organization operated by the Prince Rupert Salmonid Enhancement Society and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

One of the most exciting things the hatchery offers to the community is a number of fantastic volunteer opportunities, including:

• Fish culture: care for thousands of juvenile salmon by feeding, cleaning tanks, and egg picking
• Smoltfest: help children release Coho smolts back to Olfield creek. Fun for the whole family!
• Brood stock collection: net or angle for adult spawners for egg and milt collection-by far the most exciting!

Volunteering with the hatchery provides invaluable hands-on experience, as well as a chance to get to know the different species of Pacific salmon first hand. Learn more

Pacific Salmon Foundation

The mission of the Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) is to be the trusted voice for conservation and restoration of wild Pacific salmon and their ecosystems, and works to bring salmon back stream by stream through the strategic use of resources and local communities.

The Foundation was created in 1987 as an independent, non-governmental, charitable organization to protect, conserve and rebuild Pacific salmon populations in British Columbia and the Yukon. Through its funding programs, the PSF supports community-based initiatives, advances scientific research and works with industry and government to develop long-term strategies for the benefit of wild salmon and the protection of their habitats. Learn more

Pacific Streamkeepers Federation

The Pacific Streamkeepers Federation was initiated in May 1995, at a Community Involvement Workshop held in Williams Lake British Columbia, Canada, attended by more than 300 stream restoration volunteers from BC and the Yukon. The PSkF is a nonprofit society committed to supporting community groups involved in Streamkeepers activities throughout BC and the Yukon. Learn more

Peninsula Streams Society

Peninsula Streams Society helps coordinate stream restoration and habitat conservation on the Saanich Peninsula. It provides its associated groups with the technical expertise and resources to help achieve their goals.

Its goal is to achieve healthy aquatic habitat that supports self-sustaining populations of native species in both freshwater and marine environments. We accomplish this objective through research, restoration, innovative projects, public education and private land stewardship. Learn more

Port Moody Ecological Society

The Port Moody Ecological Society is a 100% volunteer-operated training facility whose mandate is to operate a salmon hatchery and water quality testing laboratory located on land owned by the City of Port Moody. Each year, their volunteers donate 10,000 hours of their time operating the hatchery, conducting water quality testing in our laboratory, participating in community outreach programmes – including our own environmental festival that attracts over 80 organisation and 5,500 visitors from Metro Vancouver per year. We also conduct over 50 school programmes throughout the year. Learn more

Salmo Watershed Streamkeepers Society

The SWSS is a charitable, nonprofit organization with powerful ideas and motivation for stewardship. The SWSS calls the Salmo River Watershed home, which is located in an interior-rainforest in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. Learn more

Salmon Habitat Restoration Program (SHaRP)

The Salmon Habitat Restoration Program (SHaRP) is 22 years strong in 2017! Our team can be found in the community from April to November annually educating businesses and community members on salmon stewardship while employing local youth to enhance Surrey's fish habitat. Learn more

Find an Event Near You

2017 Open House – Seymour Salmonid Society
August 27, 2017

Rice Lake Gate (4900 Lilooet Rd.)

2017 Open house – Seymour Hatchery: Come celebrate the society's 30th anniversary. Find out what's been going on at the hatchery and learn more about the lower conservation reserve from Metro Vancouver's educational team.

Free bus transportation from Rice Lake Gate (4900 Lilooet Rd.)

What's happening: hatchery tours, watershed interpretation, live music, food truck, games, giveaways!

http://www.seymoursalmon.com/events/open-house/

Katzie Slough Canoe Tour
September 16, 2017

Join Watershed Watch Salmon Society and Friends of Katzie Slough on a canoe tour of the Katzie Slough. Learn about the Slough's history, ecology and the challenges that make it emblematic of many small streams in the lower mainland. RSVP to reserve a canoe, $20/canoe or free with own canoe/kayak. Event runs rain or shine.

www.watershedwatch.ca

BC Rivers Day Chilliwack Vedder River Cleanup
September 24, 2017

48685 Chilliwack Lake Rd, Chilliwack, BC, Canada

In celebration of BC Rivers Day this is our largest cleanup of the year! All registered participants can enjoy the BBQ lunch and additional refreshments. We will provide the gloves, garbage and recycling bags and you provide the 'boots on the ground'. Don’t forget to bring your own water bottle or a travel mug!

Pink Salmon Festival
August 27, 2017

Join the Pacific Salmon Foundation for its fifth biennial Pink Salmon Festival on Sunday, August 27th from noon to 4:00pm in Vanier/Hadden Park across from the Maritime Museum. The festival is part of the FraserFest series of events celebrating the Fraser watershed this summer.

This year a large run of pink salmon are forecasted to flood the Fraser River in August. Pink salmon are the most sustainable salmon species, yet are traditionally undervalued by the public. Enjoy pink salmon samplings donated by Canadian Fishing Company and prepared by well-known executive chefs including Robert Clark (The Fish Counter.) BBQ will be available by donation with all proceeds supporting wild salmon conservation in British Columbia. Other highlights will include music, interactive storytelling, educational displays and plenty of free family-friendly activities.

Eco-Spouts (Quesnel)

July and August meeting places:
July 25 - West Fraser Timber Park
August 1 - Ten Mile Lake
August 8 - West Fraser Timber Park
August 15 - Claymine Trails
August 22 - West Fraser Timber Park

Please direct questions to: ecosprouts@bakercreek.org

Registration: $2 per child, $5 for families with 3 or more children

2017 KAYAK DERBY
September 2, 2017 – September 3, 2017

On September 2nd & 3rd, 2017 Nootka Marine Adventures will be holding its 13th annual two-day Kayak Derby, in the waters of Nootka Sound and Esperanza Inlet.

This will be the 13th annual Kayak Derby. As with all our derbies our goal is to raise funds for salmon enhancement and habitat restoration projects within the Nootka Sound watershed, benefiting not only the salmon fishing community but our local natural environment.

Moutcha Bay Resort will serve as headquarters for the derby where the fish weigh-in and prize ceremonies will take place. This year there is a $60 per contestant entry fee and participants are encouraged to pre-register with our customer service agents in advance of arrival.

For more information contact: 1-877-337-5464

https://www.nootkamarineadventures.com/fishing-vancouver-island/derbies/kayak-fishing-derby/

Salmon Come Home
October 22, 2017

Hoy Creek Hatchery, Coquitlam, British Columbia V3B 7N3

Our annual SALMON COME HOME event is usually held the third Sunday of every October, and is co-hosted with the City of Coquitlam Municipality, and celebrates the return of the salmon to Hoy Creek. The return is special because the salmon return to the creek where they were spawned, after living most of their adult lives at sea. They return solely to spawn and then die.

In 2017 the date is set for Sunday, October 22nd. The free family event runs from 11am through to 3pm at the Hoy Creek Hatchery as many participating community groups share educational information. The highlight is viewing the returning chum salmon, but there is also live salmon demonstrations; musical entertainment; habitat restoration (planting); interactive children’s activities; food, and educational exhibits. Approximately 2000 people came out in 2016 and there was a good show of chum salmon in the stream. Prime viewing is middle of October through early November.

Dress for the weather, as the event runs rain or shine! The Hoy Creek Hatchery is located on Hoy Creek Trail Linear Park, west of the City Centre Aquatic Complex at the corner of Pinetree and Guildford Way.

http://www.hoyscottcreeks.org/salmon-come-home/

Beer and Wine Sampling @ Pub120
August 17, 2017

One20 Pub, 8037 120 Street, Delta

Evening of Beer/Wine Samply, appetizers, entertainment, silent auction possibly beer sampling as well.

Tickets are $35.00

http://www.burnsbog.org/samplingnight/

Stanley Park BioBlitz 150
August 12, 2017 – August 13, 2017

Running as a 24 hour event this BioBlitz brings together scientists, naturalists, taxonomic experts and the general public of all ages to inventory as many species as possible in Stanley Park over a 24-hour period. Surveys are predetermined and start from various locations in the Park. On the Saturday there is a festival where many surveys will leave from, environmental organizations sharing their information and activities. In addition to surveys, organizations will lead information nature-exploration sessions into the Park.

YVR Celebration Cleanup
September 16, 2017

Iona Island Park/Beach
Metro Vancouver, British Columbia

Please join YVR and Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup for a family friendly cleanup and celebration at Iona Beach for International Coastal Cleanup Day! Prizes! Music! Food!
Since 2010, there have been 9 cleanups that have collected 967kg of trash at this site.
Please meet us at the tents set up at Iona Beach Park.

http://shorelinecleanup.ca/cleanups/490gj

Feature Stories

Salmon Stewards face off against a Rockslide

Salmon stewardship is woven into the culture of First Nations from a history that goes back thousands of years. It’s seen as a sacred responsibility, reflected in stories that are passed from one generation to the next.

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Get a Stream Address

Salmon Sundays are an institution at the Mossom Creek Hatchery and Education Centre in Port Moody. Visit any Sunday and you’ll likely encounter one of the founders – Ruth Foster or Rod MacVicar – and a cluster of volunteers.

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