Steve Housser (Leadership & Giving Manager) from The Nature Trust will be talking to our club about the Salmon River Project at our next General Meeting on the 23rd June 2015 at 7pm All members welcome
SALMON RIVER (exert taken from the Nature Trust website)
A Vancouver Island treasure waiting to be conserved. Although The Nature Trust of BC has a significant number of conservation properties on Vancouver Island, it has been several years since we have added to our island portfolio. This is about to change; The Nature Trust is working to acquire an exceptional 165 acres of private land along the lower Salmon River and estuary south of Sayward, BC.
This strategic opportunity will enhance critical habitat for numerous species of fish and wildlife including Great Blue Heron, Marbled Murrelet, Northern Pygmy Owl, Roosevelt Elk and all species of Pacific salmon:
Coho, Chinook, Chum, Pink and Sockeye. The area is also home to sea run cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden, Char and it boasts the largest steelhead in BC!
The Nature Trust have firm funding commitments from BC Hydro Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program, the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, and several generous donors.
However, we still need to raise at least $162,500 by June 26,2015.
Any help with this outstanding balance would be greatly appreciated.
A BIG THANK YOU to all who came out to support the enthusiasts sale this past weekend at Coombs Fairgrounds. Thank you to Graham and his team for all their hard work in making the show such a great success.