Organizations

Spruce City Wildlife Association

Based in the Prince George area, Spruce City Wildlife Association (SCWA) is a nonprofit group that has been running for the past 40 years. SCWA helps protect wildlife and wildlife corridors, while also running a Hatchery on the Nechako River. Learn more

Stoney Creek Environment Committee

The Stoney Creek Environment Committee is a registered nonprofit society under BC Nature, dedicated to protecting, preserving and enhancing the natural habitat and wildlife of the Stoney Creek watershed.

Their projects and partnerships bring together a community of volunteers to:

- preserve Stoney Creek as a showcase of urban salmon-bearing streams,
- maintain the water and habitat quality for both the fish and wildlife of the area,
- raise public awareness of natural urban corridors and to bring people and nature together,
- provide opportunities for environmental education in the outdoor classroom that is Stoney Creek,
- promote partnership between the various stakeholders who are active in the area.

You can also find the SCEC hosting and attending community events such as the Great Salmon Send-Off and BC Rivers Day. Learn more

Tides

Tides Canada provides uncommon solutions for the common good by helping Canadians secure a healthy environment in ways that promote social equity and economic prosperity. For over 15 years, Tides Canada has worked to conserve British Columbia’s wild salmon watersheds, enhance youth training and leadership development to encourage environmental stewardship, and foster relationships among community-based research and monitoring groups and academic institutions. Learn more

Watershed Watch Salmon Society

Watershed Watch Salmon Society’s mission is to catalyze efforts to protect and restore BC’s precious wild salmon. Through scientific expertise, strategic alliances, outreach programs, and innovative projects, Watershed Watch is at the forefront in sounding the alarm on threats to salmon, and in prompting action to help them. Learn more

West Vancouver Streamkeepers

The West Vancouver Streamkeeper Society was established in 2001 to develop, promote and maintain best practices for protecting and sustaining wild Pacific salmon stocks. A registered nonprofit, the society has approximately 200 members.

Their aim is to protect and help restore local fish and other aquatic stocks by fostering and coordinating environmental stewardship among public, corporate and private stakeholders.

As a volunteer-based organization, their members are actively engaged in streamkeeping projects and work programs in the 22 creeks and tributaries in the District of West Vancouver. They also manage a fish hatchery, producing approximately 180,000 coho and chum fry each year that we stock in local streams. 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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