SCEC Timeline

1990 – First Great Salmon Send-Off organized by Stoney Creek Communty School and other community volunteers

1994 – The Stoney Creek Environment Committee was co-founded by Jennifer Atchison

1998 – Construction of the fish ladder under the Burlington Northern/CN Railway

2000 – Jennifer Atchison and the SCEC receive the Burnaby Environment Award for Community Stewardship for their work in the Stoney Creek watershed

2003 – Jennifer Atchison, and fellow streamkeeper Elmer Rudolph, who works on the neighbouring Brunette River, are recipients of National Recreational Fisheries Awards

2004 – a collaborative effort resulted in removal of the last barrier to fish by installing baffles in the Lougheed culvert, bringing salmon into upper Stoney Creek for the first time in nearly 50 years!

2007 – Jennifer Atchison named to the City of Burnaby Local Heroes List

2007 – Jennifer Atchison receives a community achievement award from Lieutenant Governor of BC Stephen Pointand in Victoria

2010 – After 9 years of water monitoring and advocacy, construction starts on SFU’s new salt shed

2010 – Jennifer Atchison receives Burnaby Environmental Award for community stewardship

2010 – Jennifer Atchison receives Pacific Salmon Foundation’s Hungerford Award

2011 –  Success! – SFU salt storage moves to the new facility

2012 – construction of 3 weirs south of Beaverbrook Drive creating new salmon spawning habitat

2015 – The Great Salmon Send-Off (GSSO) celebrates 25 years!

2015 – SCEC undergoes a rebranding, sees a surge of new volunteers, and enjoys a feeling of renewed purpose and vitality