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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.

If you’re interested in joining the team (or just joining the email list!), contact us at mail@stillmoon.org or visit the Streamkeepers Facebook Page.

 

MONTHLY MEETINGS FOR STREAMKEEPERS

We meet the 4th Monday of every month from 6:30-8:30 PM
Slocan Hall (next to the Alder Eco-Arts Hub).  Snacks provided!

Rehabilitating Salmon

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.

We respectfully acknowledge that our programs and  initiatives take place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples, who have been stewarding this land since time immemorial. We strive for right relations with the diverse peoples of Renfrew-Collingwood and the land and waters of the Still Creek Watershed.