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Mission: We are dedicated to protecting and restoring local wild fish habitat.

Welcome to QB Streamkeepers

REPLANTING AT THE LITTLE QUALICUM RIVER ESTUARY

A hearty group of volunteers met on the morning of December 14, 2023 to replace a dozen trees that been lost due to historic high water levels in the winter of 2022. The team removed the dead trees, deepened the holes and added fresh topsoil and fertilizer to enhance survival rates. The shore pine and fir will be monitored over the winter to see if a combination of high tides and heavy river flows once again result in saline intrusion.

As this conservation area has been classified as an archaeologically sensitive area due to its substantial use as a First Nations village prior to European settlement, a cultural monitor from the Qualicum First Nation worked with the group to ensure any artifacts found would be identified and protected.

Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers acknowledge the support and participation of the Qualicum  First Nation, the British Columbia Conservation Foundation (BCCF), and the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) for their assistance in the ongoing replanting on this important estuary. Financial support for the project is being provided by the Raymond James Canada Foundation.