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2017 Notices

GRANDON CREEK COHO SMOLT COUNT 2017

Click here to read an article published in the Parksville Qualicum Beach News that discusses the process and results of Streamkeepers first annual coho smolt counting program on Grandon Creek.  Thanks to all the wonderful people who stopped to discuss the program and to J.R. Reardon for covering our story.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Watering at the Little Qualicum River Estuary

We are working on a multi-year planting program to re-vegetate the estuary.  A test variety of trees and shrubs has been planted in several enclosures, and as they are not well enough established, we need to water them during the dry summer periods.  This involves moving hoses around and watering the plantings.  John Phillips is the co-ordinator.  Please contact him if you would like to be on the volunteer list. Email:  phillips.jm@shaw.ca  or phone 250-752-3402.

Water Monitoring

We are participating in a Regional District of Nanaimo Water Monitoring Network, that monitors 17 watersheds on the central island, including the Little Qualicum River, and Beach and Grandon creeks in our area.  If anyone is interested in being trained to do this, or in just attending one of the monitoring summer or fall sessions, let us know.  We are using equipment that measures, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, temperature, and conductivity.

Please email us at info@qbstreamkeepers.ca if you would like to take the training, which will take place on July 19th at 9:30am - noon at the French Creek Hatchery.

If you would like to be on the volunteer list for one or more of the monitoring sessions which are tenatively scheduled for 5 Tuesdays in August starting on the 1st, and for 5 Tuesdays in October/November starting on October 10th  please contact Gord Almond at email: g.almond@telus.net or phone 250-752-0427.  These sessions take about a half-day, starting in the morning.

For more detailed information about the program:
http://www.rdn.bc.ca/cms.asp?wpID=2844