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The Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers and the Oceanside Environmental Community lost a great friend and advocate on March 26, 2017 with the passing of Faye Smith Rosenblatt.

Faye was a co-founder (1995) and ongoing director of our society and was a driving force in the delivery of over seventy projects supporting wild salmon habitat from the Englishman River to Little Qualicum River watersheds.

As a memorial to Faye, Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers are excited to announce that they are undertaking a project to replace the well-worn "Brant Viewing Platform" at the west end of Qualicum Beach with a new and enhanced structure.

This project presents a unique opportunity to expand the horizons of the people who visit our bountiful shores.


Photo above shows the Brant Viewing Platform as it exists today.
Photo: Pat Jacobson

The new “Brant Viewing Platform” will involve:

  • Replacing the current platform with a new roofed structure.

  • Adding pictorial signage about the panoramic view, the intertidal ecology, and the myriad of bird species and other wildlife.

  • Telling the stories of wild salmon in nearby Grandon Creek, and of the Parksville Qualicum Beach Wildlife Management Area.

  • Enhancing the site with native vegetation.

We are collaborating with the Town of Qualicum Beach, Arrowsmith Naturalists, Faye’s family and others to re-purpose this awesome location to make it an 'interpretive destination' to seek out, as well as a ‘stop-by' for locals and visitors.

This project is consistent with the vision and mandate of our society to build awareness and understanding in the community for wildlife habitat protection and enhancement.


Photo above taken at the Platform, circa 1997. QB Streamkeepers Faye Smith, Doug Taylor, Pat Hadley and Councillor Teunis Westbroek are doing a beach clean-up.
Photo: Jenny Westbroek

We welcome your contribution to this memorial to Faye! Your donation is tax-deductible.  A tax receipt will be issued for all donations.  Our charitable registration number is 86594 7287 RR0001.

You can donate two ways, online through Canada Helps by clicking the donation button below:

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Or you may mail a cheque payable to Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers to:

Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers Society
216 Saturna Drive
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
V9K 2P5

For more information about Faye's contributions to our community, click here.

For a status update on the project, click here.


Alternatively, if you wish to support general Streamkeeper projects, you can donate online through the Canada Helps button below, or mail a cheque payable to Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers at the address noted above.

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