Nile Creek Enhancement Society (NCES) is a non-profit group of local citizens committed to restoring, enhancing and protecting the habitat and ecosystems integral to the survival of salmonids in the Strait of Georgia. Its watersheds (which include aquifers, creeks, rivers and surrounding lands) support all species of Pacific salmon and native trout. NCES supports and collaborates with other like-minded individuals, organizations, foundations and academia in their projects that enhance and protect aquatic habitat. We are committed to helping those living locally and around the Strait of Georgia learn the importance of our salmon and other aquatic species and how everyone can contribute to their protection.
Our mission is to enhance and protect fresh and marine waters that support salmonids and the habitats on which they depend.
To fulfill our mission, NCES is engaged in the volunteer operation of a hatchery for Pink salmon, restoration and rehabilitation of habitats supporting salmon, such as Pink, Coho and Chum, as well as Cutthroat and other trout species, restoring Bull kelp forests, eelgrass mapping and monitoring, and public education.
Vision and Values
We envision thriving ecosystems in all of our local streams, as well as in the marine waters within the Strait of Georgia and the Salish Sea.
We also recognize the benefits of forest and watershed protection to sustain healthy fresh waters for the survival of salmonids. We see the interdependence of the forest and salmonids and the reliance of both on functioning watersheds.
We value the cooperation and collaboration with other groups and organizations and the participation and support of individuals and businesses in our community.