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

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Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers


FISH IN GRANDON CREEK

One of the most frequent questions we encounter is the one asking whether there are really any wild fish in Grandon Creek, since there never seem to be any visible, even in the summer when the streamflow is so low.

Our water monitoring team does check for fish, and recently dropped a camera into the concrete basin at the lower end of the creek and the resulting June 29, 2024 video shows many fish, including coho and cutthroat trout, happily scooting around in a deep and cool pool of water

LITTLE QUALICUM RIVER ESTUARY CONSERVATION AREA

A work party of ten volunteers spent the morning of May 11 preparing for the summer at the estuary. Two of the three remaining large exclosures were removed, since the posts were failing and the wire mesh was beginning to restrict the growth of the plantings.

The irrigation system was prepared for the summer, with all the timers installed and the irrigation pipes for several small planting renewed…more work will be needed to ensure that the irrigation water is going to the right plants.

Finally, many more blackberry plants were controlled, and several long standing apple trees were pruned of old growth to assist them to survive the coming heat.
After a cool winter and spring, plant conditions in the conservation area were good….the coming summer months will be a challenge.