Category Archives: Watershed Watch Activities

Celebrating the Heart of the Fraser for World Rivers Day!

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Watershed Watch Salmon Society is pleased to be a partner for World Rivers Day 2019. World Rivers Day and BC Rivers Day are both celebrated on the fourth Sunday in September, falling this year on September 22.  World Rivers Day celebrates …

A Death Sentence for Fraser River Steelhead

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This is how extinction happens. According to the provincial government’s latest numbers on Interior Fraser steelhead, last winter’s return was the second lowest on record, and the province has re-affirmed that these fish are of “extreme conservation concern.”  Two days …

Out in the Field with Watershed Watch

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All this sunny weather has been perfect for relaxing at the beach, camping, and other summer adventures! Unfortunately, all this heat also lowers water levels in British Columbia’s streams, and some wild salmon are at risk of being stranded.  Armed with …

Campaign Update: Water for Fish

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Our warming climate is already contributing to increasingly hotter summers, more extreme drought and low water levels in rivers and streams where salmon live. Watershed Watch’s Water for Fish campaign centers around effective implementation of B.C.’s Water Sustainability Act (WSA). …

Eagerly Awaiting the Return of the Red Fish, an interview with Craig Orr

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Dr. Craig Orr, co-founder of Watershed Watch Salmon Society, has been working closely with Kwikwetlem First Nation for nearly 16 years to return sockeye to the Coquitlam River. Coquitlam sockeye were blocked from reaching their spawning grounds when BC Hydro …