Megan Francis, restoration technician with the Central Westcoast Forest Society, anchors a log structure in Ah'ta'apq creek that is designed to break up flows, protect the banks, scour a pool and create habitat within the stream. The project is a recipient of $12,000 in funding as part of the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s Community Salmon Program, which in 2017 is granting over $960,000 to projects all across the province.
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August 8, 2017
Part of over $960,000 Provided by Community Salmon Program in 2017
Pacific Salmon Foundation quote:
“We are pleased to support the Ah’ta’apq Creek Restoration by the Central Westcoast Forest Society because it will directly help salmon in Ucluelet,” said Dr. Brian Riddell, president and CEO of the Pacific Salmon Foundation. “The Community Salmon Program is the heart of the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s work. By working together with Government, business, First Nations and volunteers, we can find the best way to ensure the future of wild Pacific salmon.”
Pacific Salmon Foundation Community Salmon Program Information:
The Pacific Salmon Foundation’s Community Salmon Program supports community groups, volunteers and First Nations across the province. Since the Program began in 1989, the Foundation has provided over $17 million in grant funding to support more than 35,000 streamkeepers in their efforts to protect and enhance wild Pacific salmon across B.C. They, in turn, have leveraged those funds to create projects valued at over $100 million. In 2017, the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s Community Salmon Program is granting over $960,000 to projects all across the province. A full list of those projects – as well as the annual Community Salmon Program release – is also available at https://www.psf.ca/newsmedia/ news-releases.
About the Pacific Salmon Foundation:
The Pacific Salmon Foundation was created in 1987 as an independent, non-governmental, charitable organization to protect, conserve and rebuild Pacific Salmon populations in British Columbia and the Yukon. The Foundation’s mission is to be the trusted voice for conservation and restoration of wild Pacific salmon and their ecosystems and works to bring salmon back stream by stream through the strategic use of resources and local communities. www.psf.ca
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