Fraser Valley Regional Watershed Coalition

The FVWC is a coalition of individuals, groups, and agencies working to promote healthy watersheds in the Fraser Valley by facilitating understanding and action in local communities.
Organization Contact Info

Facebook: Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition

Rachel Drennan
Field Operations Manager
Tel: 604-791-2235

Natashia Cox
Project Manager
Tel: 604-855-8274

Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition
c/o Fraser Valley Regional District
Unit #1 – 45950 Cheam Avenue
Chilliwack, BC V2P 1N6


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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!

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.

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:

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

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

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.

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

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.


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