Stoney Creek Road Salt and Salmon Project aims to identify the extent of road salt contamination in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia and support academic research into the effect of road salt on Coho salmon. We hope this will eventually lead to salt being classed as a toxic substance requiring a licence to apply it.
SCEC was well represented at the Wild About Burnaby Lake event that took place on Sunday, June 10. In addition to our booth, staffed by 4 of our members, our President made a presentation about Stoney Creek and the work that we do, which was well received.
Breathe in … breathe out … you are about to enter the magical world of Stoney Creek—a precious jewel in the midst of Burnaby—just steps away from the bustling residential area of Lougheed Town Center.
Turn that cell phone off—and instead—for a few brief moments, open your eyes to the wonders around you and tune your ears into the sounds of the forest. Look up. Look down. Get down—see, I mean really see … Shhhhh … listen … do you hear them? “chickadee dee dee … chickadee dee dee”—“zreeee … zreeee”—“vreep … vreep” The sounds of the forest are all around you. Enjoy the rhythm of this life—un-rushed … refocus.
Moscrop Secondary school students gathered last week on the streets that border Guichon Creek to raise awareness in the local school neighbourhood about problems with storm drain run-offs and the health of the fish population.