Lower Mosquito Creek Salmon Enhancement Project
Eslhá7an Village – Kwenimach
When: Sept 14th – Sept 30th
Where: Downstream of Bewicke Ave Bridge, Upstream of CN Rail Bridge
Why: To restore salmon habitat while moving erosive stream forces away from CN Rail and Squamish Nation banks.
What to Expect: You can expect to see an Excavator and boulder moving machine called a Morooka in Mosquito Creek. As well as a large bin truck moving logs and boulders to the creek.
Who: Project fundraising done by North Shore Streamkeepers (NSSK).
Funded by: Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF), Patagonia, Seaspan, Neptune Terminals and others.
‘Kwenimach’ is the Squamish name for Mosquito Creek.
The lower elevations were logged prior to 1915, with the upper elevations logged from 1950 – 1970.
The foreshore between Fell and Bewicke was filled and extended 500m into the inlet for industrial use (1912-1915).
Currently, Mosquito Creek supports limited fish and wildlife due to habitat and water quality limitations. The Creek and its tributaries have been at the centre of several recent efforts to preserve the wild fish populations
HOW YOU CAN HELP
To ensure the project runs smoothly never enter the project site and please steer clear of any trucks or equipment moving to and from the site.
Following the completion of the project there will be various volunteer opportunities, these include:
Water Quality Monitoring
Volunteering & General Info: email@example.com
Onsite Contact: Aaron Blezy firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 604-969-3033
Squamish Nation: If you are a member of Squmaish Nation with questions or concerns contact Chrystal Nahanee
email@example.com Telephone: 604-982-0510
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