Salmon in Our Cities - We're All Connected
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.
What you can do
If you live in the Lower Mainland of BC, there’s a lot you can do!
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.Read Story
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…Read Story
Daily habit checks to volunteering – Burnaby, you can do it all!
The City of Burnaby has a great list of streamkeeper groups you can volunteer with, and other resources. We’ve included the link a little further down this page. And in your everyday life? There are simple but important things you can do to help prevent damage to salmon and their urban habitats….Read Story
Young stream explorer launches wildlife channel
Luka Kovacic has been fascinated by Stoney Creek and the wildlife it supports since he learned to walk. When he isn’t at school, twelve-year-old Luka walks along the creek, observing the birds, amphibians and reptiles, or he wades through the shallow waters to catch a close up glimpse of the fish. “The creek is full…Read Story