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Salmon in Our Cities - We're All Connected

What You Can Do
Salmon symbolize that connection. The forests, our city shorelines, even the air we breathe is shaped by salmon and salmon habitat.
The effects of climate change bring the connection into sharper focus. The idea of protecting nature isn't just about protecting nature anymore. A healthy ecosystem also helps to protect cities - and the people in them.
Our individual actions can help tip the balance for better or worse. Check out some of the ways you can help in your community.

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Live In Vancouver? You can make an impact

Okay Vancouverites – here’s the skinny on salmon and you.

The water you use daily empties into salmon habitat, including the Fraser River, which is one of the last remaining great Pacific salmon rivers in the world. So right away, there’s a place you can make a difference.

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North Shore – Standing strong with salmon

The North Shore is lucky to be home to several surviving salmon streams – as well as some stunning victories in habitat restoration won by local volunteer organizations. Further down this page, you’ll find organizations to volunteer with – and tips for things you can do on your own to help look out for salmon.

First though – check out some impressive work that demonstrates what people can do to turn things around when they get together! And these are just a few examples. If you have others – please let us know…

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Bears by Olivia George
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Orcas by Olivia George
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Ravens by Olivia George
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Salmon by Kelli Clifton
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About our artists

Pacific salmon are a key element of our ecosystem. That's been true for thousands of years which is why they hold such a special place in the culture and lives of Indigenous peoples, who are the first stewards of salmon. The images here illustra a few of the more than 130 species that rely on salmon, and pay homage to the place salmon hold within Indigenous communities.
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Resources and Links

 

In West Vancouver you can report: - Habitat damage - Harm to fish - Pollutants in or near creeks District of West Vancouver ​Emergencies 24/7: 604-925-7100 Environmental Protection Group: 604-921-2145 or 604-921-2925