Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers



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Mission: We are dedicated to protecting and restoring local wild fish habitat.

Welcome to
Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers

We were hoping for a great run this year, but, unfortunately, the reports have been of a low return of Chum salmon at the Little Qualicum Hatchery. This is the second year in a row for low returns following a healthy return three years ago. We may see a more abundant return next year, however, there is no way of knowing for sure.

It is interesting to see the dynamic water flow out of Beach Creek at the newly constructed Green Shores spit at the foot of Memorial Ave. We have seen the outflow channel move from one side to the other dependant on tide and weather conditions.

Our efforts to rehabilitate the Little Qualicum Estuary have been in full swing this fall. With the help of our friends and partners at the British Columbia Conservation Foundation, we have been able to improve our existing plantings with irrigation and have established new areas of native plants.

In early November, Streamkeepers joined our BCCF colleagues to plant 300 plants in their effort to restore the old mill pond area of the estuary. This whole area was the site of a saw mill in years past, and now nature needs a boost to help bring back native plants, wildlife and especially, fish habitat in the various arms of the estuary. Thank you to all the volunteers that came out to support this effort.

You can support general Streamkeeper projects by making a tax-deductable donation. To donate, click here.

We invite you to check us out.

For an overview of activities throughout the year, see our 2019 Calendar, and for upcoming events of interest, see our Notices