Lower Mosquito Creek Salmon Enhancement Project

Lower Mosquito Creek Salmon Enhancement Project

Eslhá7an Village – Kwenimach

CONSTRUCTION
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.

HISTORY

‘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.

POST-PROJECT
Following the completion of the project there will be various volunteer opportunities, these include:

Spawner Surveys

Water Quality Monitoring

Volunteering & General Info: info.nssk@gmail.com

Onsite Contact: Aaron Blezy ablezy@nhcweb.com Telephone: 604-969-3033

Squamish Nation: If you are a member of Squmaish Nation with questions or concerns contact Chrystal Nahanee
chrystal_nahanee@squamish.net Telephone: 604-982-0510

CLICK HERE to view the notice for this project

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