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Family DayEach year, Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers supports a booth at Qualicum Beach Family Day to promote awareness of the importance of streams and fish habitat. In 2016, activities at the booth included facepainting for young children and a “Wheel of Life” for children to spin and find out about the challenges faced by salmon throughout their life cycle from the embryo stage until their return several years later to the river or stream which gave them birth.


Face painting with a message ...

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Summer Camp



One summer,  eighteen participants in the "Bigfoot" Summer Camp run by the Regional District of Nanaimo took a afternoon tour of Grandon Creek. The children, ranging in age from 6 to 12 years, met streamkeepers Faye Smith and David James at the top of the trail.

The group, accompanied by five RDN staff, walked down the trail looking at the trees and vegetation in the riparian zone. The caissons and fish ladders in the parking lot at the Crescent Road entrance were of particular interest, as were the newly constructed spawning and rearing pools. Despite a search, no coho were visible that day!  Their excursion was apparently the "adventure" highlight of the week.