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

IMG_3319IMG_8461The 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 of taking and recording of water temperatures will continue through the new year. All of this care involves the time of many volunteers who make their way to the hatchery every day and in all weather to ensure that there is a healthy batch of Smolts to be released back to the Nile Creek. Many thanks to our volunteers for all that they do.

Lets not forget the many other activities that took place in 2015.

The River Never Sleeps Festival, the Paintings by the Numbers Fund Raising Event, The NCES AGM and BBQ Social, NCES participation at the Lighthouse Community Fall Fair, the Egg Take at the Quinsam River Hatchery, Stream walks to count returning pinks, to trap and record species, to measure water depth, temperature and turbidity and to observe the general health of the stream, Beaver control.