Estuary at Roberts Creek, B.C. Photo Credit: Shirley Samples
Monthly Invasive Plant Removal Events
Roberts Creek Riparian Zone
We host an invasive plant removal event on the last Saturday of every month in Roberts Creek. We plan to be at a new location in March. We will be meeting at the bridge beside the mandala/pier. You will find us if you walk over to the bridge on Roberts Creek Rd.
Chapman Creek Riparian Zone
We meet on the 2nd Saturday of every month at Brookman Park, beside Chapman Creek to remove the ivy from the riparian zone. If you would like to join us, please meet us in the parking lot on the west side of the Hwy 101 bridge as you come into Davis Bay.s
Charmin Creek Riparian Zone
We have a keen group of volunteers that have started working on the Charman Creek riparian zone in Gibsons. We will hosting events in the coming months to remove invasive plants from the creek area and to restore the riparian zone starting at the estuary. If you would like to join us, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are fortunate that we have been awarded 2 grants of $450.00 from Pacific Salmon Foundation and a grant from SCRD for $1,200.00 to purchase native plants to rehabilitate the riparian zones where we remove the invasive plants. We are grateful to Pacific Salmon Foundation and SCRD for there support as we work to restore salmon habitat!
If you have any questions, please send an email to email@example.com
Climate and Salmonid: Recording Air and Water Temperatures
On September 1, 2020 SC Streamkeepers started recording weekly air and water temperatures on 4 creeks: Roberts Creek, Malcolm Creek, Langdale Creek and Chaster Creek.
This has been such a success, we decided we want to expand this project, not only to include more creeks, but also record the temperature of water and air more often, so we have a better picture of how climate change is affecting the natural habitat of wild salmon.
In order to this, our DFO Community Advisor, Dave Davies has donated 6 temperature loggers and other recording equipment to our group for this project. We are very appreciative of this support! We have already installed one at the mouth of Chaster Creek, and plan to install other temperature loggers on 11 additional creeks on the Sunshine Coast made possible from a generous donation from Pacific Salmon Foundation. These loggers will be recording both air and water temperatures every hour of every day of the year!! We look forward to sharing the valuable information and using this data to help us make better decisions on how to help salmon survive . Please watch for the data we will be collecting at 3 month intervals!!
Riparian Area Education and Protection
Lower Rd. bridge at Roberts Creek – creosote pilings
Fish passage restoration at Malcolm Creek culvert
Sunshine Coast Riparian Zone brochure