Still Creek Streamkeepers
The Still Creek Streamkeepers are a group of neighbours and citizen scientists who help take care of Still Creek and Renfrew Ravine, with the support of Still Moon Arts Society. We monitor the health of Still Creek and run activities that help improve water quality and ecosystems. This includes water quality testing, ravine cleaning, garbage removal, invertebrate sampling, removing invasive species, and replanting with native plants. We often invite guest experts to speak to us about healthy ecosystems and what we can do to improve Still Creek and the urban watershed. Everyone is welcome to join us at a monthly meeting or stewardship event.
Monthly Streamkeepers Meetings
The Still Creek Streamkeepers meet every fourth Monday of the month in the evening at Slocan Community Hall (2750 East 29th Avenue). Snacks are provided and everyone is welcome to attend! For more information on specific dates, check out our Facebook page.
This year, our monthly Streamkeepers meetings will be followed by educational talks presented by local experts and community members. Each talk will cover a different topic, ranging from water management, wildlife, invasive species, green infrastructure, and more. For a list of upcoming talks visit this page.
*Note: Due to COVID-19, monthly talks and meetings have been moved online until further notice. To follow our updates, please send an email to the Still Creek Streamkeepers.
In 2012, chum salmon began to spawn in the Vancouver portion of Still Creek for the first time in nearly eight decades. Salmon spawned behind the Canadian Tire on Grandview Highway in late October/early November 5 years in a row from 2012 to 2016. In 2017 and 2018, when the chum salmon runs were small the salmon were seen spawning in the Burnaby portion of Still Creek but did not swim through the culvert under Boundary Road into Vancouver. We are hoping the returns will again be larger and that the habitat in Still Creek will be suitable for successful spawning. This highlights the need to continue working to restore the stream and keep it healthy all year long.