SCSS Projects for 2021

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. Our new location will be at Roberts Creek Lower Road bridge. (Beside the Roberts Creek Legion).

Chapman Creek Riparian Zone

We have recently started an event on the 2nd Saturday of every month at Brookman Park, Chapman Creek to remove all the ivy from the riparian zone of Chapman Creek. If you would like to join us, please send an email to scstreamkeepers@gmail.com

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 scstreamkeepers@gmail.com

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!

June 19, 2021 Chapman Creek, Sechelt BC
June 19, 2021 Chapman Creek, Sechelt BC
Invasive english ivy pulled at monthly event. Photo Credit: SCSS

Streamkeeper 2-Day Training – September, 2021

If you would like to register for our next training in September, 2021 or be put on our waiting list, please send an email to scstreamkeepers@gmail.com.

The fee will be $50.00 for the 2-Day Workshop. The class size has been reduced to 6 participants.

For advance information on what will be covered in the 2 – Day Streamkeepers training, please check out the website for Pacific Streamkeepers Federation:

https://www.pskf.ca/publications/handbook.html

If you have any questions, please send an email to scstreamkeepers@gmail.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

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