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 became a non-profit society in August, 1996 and later acquired charitable status.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 the fresh water and marine habitats that support salmonids and the habitat in which they live along the central east coast of Vancouver Island.
To fulfill our mission, the Nile Creek Enhancement Society is engaged in the volunteer operation of a Pink salmon hatchery, restoration of habitats supporting native salmonid species, such as Chum, Coho, Cutthroat Trout and Pink, stream rehabilitation, kelp replantation, eelgrass mapping and monitoring, and public education.
Our goal is to work towards thriving ecosystems in all of our local streams, as well as in their connected marine environment in the Strait of Georgia.
We also recognize the benefits of forest and watershed protection to sustain a healthy river for the survival of salmonids. We see the interdependence of the forest and salmonids and the dependence of both on a fully functioning watershed.
We see public education that results in passion, commitment and an understanding that protection of these habitats is integral to the survival of all species, including our own.