Wally Creek Streamkeepers volunteers Christian Evans, left, Linda Brooymans and Alex King restore Walley Creek salmon habitat with native plants. (Nina Evans-Locke photo)

Money provided for salmon projects in Nanaimo

Funding comes from Pacific Salmon Foundation’s Community Salmon Program

Salmon projects in Nanaimo will benefit from Pacific Salmon Foundation money.

The money comes from the foundation’s Community Salmon Program, which assists grassroots “streamkeeping projects that restore salmon habitat, enhance fisheries and deliver salmon education programs,” according to a press release.

Projects that have received grant money this year include the Departure Creek Neighborhood Association’s bank stabilization and side channel project and the Walley Creek Streamkeepers’ plant project efforts.

The local community has a key role in leveraging grant money, said Brian Riddell, foundation CEO, in the press release.

“For example, the Walley Creek Streamkeepers’ planting project will benefit from in-kind labour donated by student volunteers from local schools,” said Riddell. “And the Departure Bay Neighbourhood Association’s habitat project will benefit from donations of gravel and large stumps from the City of Nanaimo, and funds kicked in by the volunteers delivering the project.”

The Community Salmon Program is funded via sales of the Canadian government’s salmon conservation stamp and other revenue streams, including monies raised through the foundation’s dinner/dance and auction, which takes place Nov. 25 at Beban Park social centre.

For more information, please see www.psf.ca.

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