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Community involvement in North Central Vancouver Island

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Community involvement groups

Group Contact information Details
Brooklyn Creek Watershed Society

Robert Deane


Number of members/students: 20
Initiated 1998. Stewardship, education and habitat restoration in Brooklyn Creek, Comox
Community Fisheries Development Centre

Bob Grant


Number of members/students: 10
Initiated 1992. Hatchery and habitat restoration on Englishman River.
Comox Valley Project Watershed Society

Paul Horgen


Number of members/students: 20
Initiated 1992. Watershed, mapping, stewardship and landover contact in Comox valley.
Courtenay and District Fish & Game Protective Association

Wayne White


Number of members/students: 40
Initiated 1979. Spawning and rearing channel, hatchery and habitat restoration on Trent and Puntledge Rivers.
Englishman River Watershed Recovery Plan Number of members/students: 40
Education, stewardship, public roundtable on Englishman River watershed
Fanny Bay Enhancement Society

Judy Ackinclose
8425 Berray Rd
Fanny Bay BC V0R 1W0


Number of members/students: 50
Initiated 1995. Hatchery, fry salvage, habitat restoration and stewardship on Baynes Sound systems.
Friends of French Creek Conservation Society

Don McConnell


Number of members/students: 30
Lasqueti Island Fisheries and Forestry Society

Karl Darwin, Wayne Bright
General Delivery, False Bay PO Lasqueti Island BC  V0R 2J0

250-333-8623 (Karrl),  250-333-8789 (Wayne)

Number of members/students: 8
Initiated 1992. Hatchery, habitat restoration, stewardship and Streamkeepers.
Little River Enhancement Society

Peter Williams


Number of members/students: 20
Initiated 1983. Hatchery on Comox.
Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society

Shelley Goertzen
PO Box 935
Parksville BC V9P 2G9


Number of members/students: 20
Initiated 1997. Habitat restoration, awareness, stewardship and education for Parksvill-Qualicum, Englishman River.
Millard - Piercy Watershed Stewards

Steve Williams


Number of members/students: 15
Initiated 1995. Streamkeepers, restoration, stream monitoring and watershed planning on Millard and Piercy Creeks.
Morrison Creek Streamkeepers

Jan Gemmel


Number of members/students: 10
Initiated 1999. Streamkeepers and habitat restoration on Morrison Creek.
Nanoose Streamkeepers

John Dunn


Number of members/students: 10
Initiated 1995. Stewardship and restoration on Nanoose Creek
Nile Creek Enhancement Society

Bob Ellis


Number of members/students: 10
Initiated 1995. Stewardship, incubation and restoration on Nile Creek.
Nootka Sound Watershed Society

Kent O’Neil
PO Box 293
Gold River BC  V0P 1G0


Number of members/students: 40
Initiated 2000. Stewardship, awareness and enhancement on Nootka Sound.
Oyster River Enhancement Society

Ron Gammie
PO Box 93
Black Creek BC V9J 1K8


Number of members/students: 100
Initiated 1983. Spawning channel, hatchery, rearing and habitat restoration on Oyster River watershed.
Parksville-Qualicum Fish and Game Association

Pete Spruit
PO Box 988
Parksville BC V0R 2S0


Number of members/students: 35
Initiated 1980. Hatchery and stewardship on French Creek.
Perseverance Creek Streamkeepers Society

Hamish Murray
2731 Derwent Ave
Cumberland BC V0R 1S0


Number of members/students: 6
Initiated 2002. Streamkeepers, stewardship and fry salvage on Perseverance Creek.
Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers

David James
216 Saturna Dr
Qualicum Beach BC V9K 2P5


Number of members/students: 20
Initiated 1995. Streamkeepers and habitat restoration on Beach, Grandon Creeks and Little Qualicum River.
Roy Creek Salmonid Enhancement

Sanda Poole
3728 Trent Rd
Courtenay BC V9N 9R5


Number of members/students: 4
Initiated 1981. Small hatchery and rearing ponds on Roy Creek.
Tahsis Enhancement Society (Tahsis River Hatchery)

Frank Collins


Initiated 1982. Hatchery on Tahsis and Liener Rivers.
Tsolum River Restoration Society

Wayne White
2356-A Rosewall Cres
Courtenay BC V9N 8R9


Number of members/students: 230
Initiated 1994. Stewardship, restoration and hatchery on Tsolum River and tributaries.

Education activity

Institution Incubators Students Dissections Other details
Comox Valley school district 17 370 18 22 schools and 29 classes, 10 doing tanks
Parksville/Qualicum school district 12 570 11 12 schools, 19 classes, 12 doing tanks
Tahsis/Gold River school district 1 150 2 1 school, 5 classes sharing 1 tank and presentations

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