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.
2020 was a difficult year for all of us, but Jennifer and Matt managed to tend to the data logger on Burnaby Mountain. The graph shows the high values over the dry summer months due to road salt in the groundwater that feeds the creek. Winter values have so far been...
On April 2, three BCIT students presented a report on their investigation and recommendations for restoring a location on Stoney Creek Tributary 3A, which was suffering erosion. To view this 20-minute video, click here. [200MB]
When the sun comes out, the salt levels in the creek rise. When it rains, the salt is diluted and the conductivity values drop. Over the years, winter levels appear to be rising: Historical water measurements
Water monitoring John Templeton has been diligently taking conductivity measurements in Stoney Creek over the summer. You can see that the high conductivity values show the contribution of contaminated groundwater during the spell of dry weather. Summer 2017 to...
Invertebrate Surveys On a sunny Saturday, seven Stoney Creek volunteers collected stream invertebrates from two locations: Tributary 3A behind the tennis courts and Tributary 3B north of Gaglardi along the Pipeline Trail. The sampling took about half an hour as we...
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.
Birding you say. What’s that all about? – fresh air, walks, bird and plant identification . . .