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Saturna Island BBQ & Salmon Education Event
September 9, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Celebrate the last lazy days of summer at a beach, listening to the latest news from the Lyall Creek Salmon Project, and sharing a BBQ meal. At Thompson Park (Taylor Point), 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.
A number of years ago a group of residents decided to help bring chum salmon back to Lyall Creek. With support from Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Parks Canada, volunteers began a program to incubate chum eggs in Lyall Creek and then release the young salmon into the ocean each spring. An impassable culvert was replaced, in-stream and riparian area restored. Local elementary school children participate in stocking the creek each year with salmon fry. Lyall Creek is considered to be a highly successful benchmark for habitat restoration in the region.