Saturday, August 17, 2013
Restoration volunteers are needed for fall Hopedale Slough planting
Released by Natashia Cox, FVWC/File photo
he Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition (FVWC) and partners will be enhancing and restoring salmon spawning and rearing channels along the Hopedale Slough area within Yarrow BC.
This project will include extending the length of a spawning stream channel to provide more aquatic habitat and sustained freshwater to salmon and the downstream reaches of this waterway which is especially needed during the dry summer months. This restoration will involve the use of heavy equipment and machinery. The Vedder South trail will still be open to the public so trail users are advised to read the caution signs and keep their distance from machinery during this time.
In the fall, FVWC will be replanting this stream channel with native vegetation. Volunteers and community members are needed to help plant and protect trees and shrubs and enhance the area for wildlife. If you are interested in learning more about the restoration and/or volunteering for the replanting event, and/or who we are - please contact Natashia Cox via e-mail here or Rachel Drennan here. .
We thank everyone for their support as we all work together to create Healthy Watersheds and Healthy Communities across the Fraser Valley.
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