Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers



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

Little Qualicum River

Little Qualicum River Estuary, Phase 3 Plantings - November 2020

A group of more than thirty volunteers from the Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers Society planted over 100 native trees and shrubs at the Little Qualicum River estuary on November 7, 2020.

Work included planting fifty dune grasses along the foreshore of the estuary, and adding five more wire fenced exclosures with shore pine and native shrubs. Irrigation is being be installed to provide water in the dry summers until the plants become well established .In addition to the new plantings, volunteers removed a large patch of invasive Himalayan blackberries.

The estuary is a key part of the salmon ecosystem which has been significantly affected by human activity. Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers have played a role here since the late 1990s and started the most recent stewardship and restoration project in partnership with the BC Conservation Foundation in 2014.

The project was made possible through financial support provided by the RDN Stewardship Seed Funding Program. It was documented in photos by David Cotton and can be viewed by clicking here.

Little Qualicum River Estuary - 2018

Because of the ongoing drought conditions this summer, Streamkeepers have been watering the restorative plantings at the Little Qualicum River estuary.

Click here to see past Qualicum Beach Streamkeeper activity at Little Qualicum River Estuary from 2014-2017.

The annual Salmon Toss can be viewed here.