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
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
The Vancouver Natural History Society (Nature Vancouver) was founded in 1918 by Professor John Davidson with the following objectives:
1) To promote the enjoyment of nature
2) To foster public interest and education in the appreciation and study of nature.
3) To encourage the wise use and conservation of our natural resources
4) To work for the complete protection of endangered species and ecosystems.
5) To promote access to, and maintenance of, natural areas in the vicinity of Vancouver. Learn more
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
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
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
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 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
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
The Rivershed Society of British Columbia (RSBC) is a non-profit charity dedicated to improving the health of BC’s longest river, the Fraser, and its riversheds.
The society formed in the wake of Fin Donnelly`s 1995 ‘Swim for Life’ – a 1,400 km three-week swim down the entire length of the Fraser River.
Since its inception in 1996, the RSBC has been actively delivering public education programs, community initiatives, and building stewardship capacity in the Fraser River Basin. Learn more