"Join us on Saturday 14 January 2017 for our seasonal salmon carcass transplant. We meet at the Edgemont access to Mount Douglas Park at 10:30 a.m. rain or shine. Special thanks to the Howard English Hatchery volunteers at Goldstream who will bring approximately 100 salmon carcasses - partially thawed! - which we will put into Douglas Creek. This transplant mimics the results of a large return of salmon to Douglas Creek. The carcasses will decompose into the aquatic ecosystem delivering marine derived nutrients to riparian vegetation and invertebrate populations thus setting up the system for productive trophic webs. This activity does not take a long time. If we have a good turnout one and a half hours will do it.
Additionally, the good folks at the Goldstream hatchery will bring roughly 500 coho parr or chum fry which will be transferred to the creek at the same time.
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Wear rain gear, or old clothing, and rubber boots if you have them. We will supply cotton gloves.
These are both great event for older children, but the creek banks are muddy, slippery and steep and the creek can be dangerous at high flows so all under 16 must be accompanied by parents. "
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