Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers



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


Qualicum Beach Streamkeeps has partners and relationships that are important in achieving its goals. Click on the name of each association for more information:

Town of Qualicum Beach

We are stewards of Beach and Grandon creeks, which flow through much public property. There are many steps the Town can take, and has taken to help  to reduce stress on our fish bearing waterways. Among these is the recent work done at the Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club. Beach Creek runs through the Golf Course and and the importance of a co-operative relationship to protect and restore wild fish habitat was recognized with the erection of a plaque on the 5th tee, in conjunction with the Golf Course centennial.

Qualicum Beach Sign Dedication Sign at Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course
January 23, 2014: Mayor Teunis Westbroek, Streamkeepers President David James, and Golf Course President Doug Courtice

Pacific Streamkeepers Association

We are a member of this non-profit society which is dedicated to "helping streamkeepers take action through support, education, and building partnerships.

Fisheries and Oceans

This link will take you to the Pacific Region of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. We are served by the office in Comox. To view their newsletter, click StreamTalk.

Pacific Salmon Foundation

Dedicated to "achieving healthy, sustainable and naturally diverse populations of wild Pacific Salmon for generations to come." PSF is a source of funding for some of our local projects.

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

This foundation has supported several QBSS projects, most recently the Junior Streamkeepers Course in the spring of 2011.

Ministry of the Environment BC

An important resource in watershed protection and wildlife management.

BC Conservation Foundation

In 2012 we embarked on a multi-year stream flow monitoring project on Grandon Creek led by BCCF. In 2014, we participated in a major re-vegation project at the LQR  Estuary and will be involved in ongoing monitoring at the site.

Regional District of Nanaimo

We are currently working with the RDN and the Ministry of the Environment on a water quality monitoring program in the Little Qualicum River watershed. This link takes you to the RDN Drinking Water and Watershed Protection Program.
Additionally, we are partnering with Recreation and Parks on invasive plant removal in the Little Qualicum River Estuary Regional Conservation Area.

Mid-Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society

An important resource and partner in education and restoration projects.

Oceanside Volunteer Association

We are members of this association for the purpose of communicating our volunteer opportunities, and to attract new members and volunteers.

Planting native shrubs along Beach Creek just off the fifth tee at Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course, helped by a grant from the Pacific Salmon Foundation.