Forage Fish Summer Summary
A few new locations were added including Balmoral Beach, near Goose Spit, and Point Holmes ,between Air Force Beach and Kye Bay. Summer sampling which occurred between May and September, was supported by 40 community scientists including a variety of new volunteers and dedicated returning volunteers. Project Watershed thanks all the forage fish volunteers for their dedication to this project.
Teams sampled approximately once per month, in between heat waves, looking for beach spawning forage fish (surf smelt). Although the samples did not find any eggs in the sand this summer, data collected is still important. Gathering information regarding eDNA samples, seasonality of beach sediment, how the heat dome/heat waves may impact spawning in the future, and the lack of rain this summer are all important elements of this initiative.
Point Holmes beach survey in July~ J. Lund
Approximately 4,000 native plants were planted at the Kus-kus-sum site over six days this October! THANK YOU to the 160 volunteers who contributed to planting, mulching and watering during this time – we would not have been able to accomplish this without you.
Stream RestorationImproving juvenile summer rearing habitat for salmonids, creating spawning grounds for Chum and removing floating mats of invasive reed canary grass to rejuvenate our local streams.Project Watershed is currently restoring two local creeks: Glen...
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