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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015 – The year comes to a close, but the process starts anew

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015 – The year comes to a close, but the process starts anew

The hatchery and tanks have been cleaned and prepped awaiting the arrival of this year’s eggs from the Quinsam River Hatchery. Once the eggs are in the tanks, caring of them begins; dead picking until the Alevin emerge. The daily process […]

Oct 2015: Re-Planting Annie Creek

Oct 2015: Re-Planting Annie Creek

Annie Creek Restoration Site

Through our collaboration with Trout Unlimited Canada and Vancouver Island University, a program was initiated called the Nile Creek – Qualicum Bay Watershed Renewal Program. Through this program, data collection and assessments on all our local streams has been done over the last five years […]

OCTOBER 2015 – Fallen Trees Block Passage of Returning Pinks

OCTOBER 2015 – Fallen Trees Block Passage of Returning Pinks

Wind, heavy rains and weakened banks caused several alders to fall across the creek creating yet more obstacles for the few returning pinks. The homeowner located midway up Charlton Drive reported the problem and assisted in the removal of the fallen trees. Many thanks to […]

Kelp Restoration Research Project

Sept 2015: Kelp Restoration Research Project

Bull kelp project sites in central Strait of Georgia 2015

This project is a collaboration of the Nile Creek Enhancement Society (NCES) and the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society (PW) to research methods for restoration of Bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana) in the trend towards warming waters in central […]

Eelgrass Project

July 2015: Eelgrass Project

Bowser Eelgrass Lagoons

Mapping of eelgrass beds in the Bowser lagoons was completed in early July 2015, following the same methods used in 2013 and 2015. The full extent of both species of eelgrass, Zostera marina and Z. japonic, was mapped across the lagoons from Lagoon 5 to the […]

JULY 2015 – Clean-up becomes an on-going theme

JULY 2015 – Clean-up becomes an on-going theme

July brought more activity to the area around the culvert as sand and silt were removed from the cement catch basin near the culvert and sand removed from the catch basin at the water inlet for the hatchery. Photos courtesy of Jack Gillen.

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June 2015 – Nash Creek Off-Channel Pond and Connector Rehabilitation

Photo 1. Looking south at existing lower off-channel pond in Nash Creek, 14 May 2014

June 2015 – Nash Creek Off-Channel Pond and Connector Rehabilitation

The off-channel pond rehabilitation project on Nash Creek was one of five fish habitat rehabilitation projects completed between 2010 and 2015 under the auspices of the Nile Creek – […]

June 2015: Replacing the Old Culvert at Bob’s Pond

June 2015: Replacing the Old Culvert at Bob’s Pond

The old culvert running under the road and joining Bob’s Pond to the spawning channels has been a source of frustration over the past few years. Beavers have plugged the small circumference with rocks causing the pond to overflow and wash out the road. NCES attempts […]

Bear Smart

May 2015: Bear Smart

Nile Creek Enhancement Society (NCES) recently teamed up with Bear Smart BC and placed a bear-resistant public waste container at the Nile Creek Fish Hatchery.

Bears are attracted to the area when the fish are spawning, feeding on the salmon and carrying them into the forest, leaving the remaining parts to […]

APRIL means Spring Cleaning

APRIL 2015: April means Spring Cleaning

In April, the weather had cleared and it had dried up enough to clean up a large pile of brush and debris that had accumulated near “Bob’s Pond”. Several NCES volunteers, with the help of Volunteer Fire Fighter Roy Allen, made quick (and safe) work of the job. Many […]

 

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