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Projects to support public education and rehabilitation of salmon habitat receive funding fom the Pacific Salmon Foundation

Supporting public education and the rehabilitation of salmon habitat.

That is the idea behind a $10,000 grant from the Pacific Salmon Foundation for two projects in Quesnel.

Tracy Bond, with the Baker Creek Enhancement Society, says one of the projects is already done as there was a concert held back in April.

She says it was called “Up your Watershed” and got the message out through songs about what can be done to minimize the impacts to our watershed through recycling and just general good environmental behavior.

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Bond says the second project will involve a clean-up in Baker Creek…

“It’s one that we do every few years where we clean metal and concrete debris out of the creek bed and what happens is that there’s been concrete and vehicle debris that has been there for numerous reasons-at one point it was thought that helped to sort of to protect the foreshore from eroding.”

Bond says the fresh water we get in the spring basically washes away the dirt and then brings more metal and concrete debris into the creek.

(Files from George Henderson)

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