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Juvenile wild salmon in restored Salmon-Safe stream on BC Transit site in View Royal
February 13, 2023
BC Transit’s handyDART facility in View Royal is now home to young salmon and trout. Biologists counted 27 fish this past week in a newly-constructed stream that runs through the handyDART site and connects with nearby salmon-bearing Craigflower Creek. 20 juvenile Coho salmon and seven cutthroat trout were found, confirming what the non-profit Fraser Basin Council had anticipated would happen when they certified the site under the Salmon-Safe program last fall.
The BC Transit handyDART centre is the first “Salmon-Safe” certified project on Vancouver Island and was recognized for excellence in water conservation, stormwater management and restoration of the stream. Certification of the site was announced September 26, 2022 by the non-profit Fraser Basin Council and its Salmon-Safe program, which recognizes progressive, environmentally friendly land and water management practices in BC.
Read more in our February 13 media release.
BC Transit's handyDART Centre at View Royal is Certified Salmon-Safe
BC Transit’s new handyDART Centre in View Royal, set to open in 2024, has been certified as Vancouver Island’s first Salmon Safe site. The BC Transit site is being recognized for excellence in water conservation, stormwater management and restoration of a stream that runs into the salmon-bearing Craigflower Creek. Certification of the site was announced September 26, 2022 by the Fraser Basin Council and the Salmon-Safe program, which recognizes progressive, environmentally friendly land and water management practices in BC.
Salmon-Safe certificate presentation photo (Sept 26): Tim Croyle (Chief Operating Officer, BC Transit), Theresa Fresco (Regional Manager, Fraser Basin Council), Aaron Lamb (Chief Sustainability Officer, BC Transit), David Marshall (CEO, Fraser Basin Council) and Melissa Zimmerman (People & Culture Vice President, BC Transit).
Read about it! Media Release and Backgrounder
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