With the help and leadership of professionals like Fisheries Biologist, Dave Clough, of DR Clough Consulting, MVIHES is the perfect starting point for community members of all ages to learn the basics about watershed stewardship. Year-round, there are opportunities for residents to participate in streamkeeping workshops (there’s one coming up in September
!), learn about species identification or water monitoring, and get their hands dirty removing invasive plants from sensitive fish habitats.
Founded in the late 1990s, MVIHES is well known for its work in this region. Through programs like Watershed Health & You, the restoration of Shelly Creek, and Protecting Groundwater in the Englishman River Watershed, members of the organization volunteer their time to learn and practice how to be collective stewards of the places that are vital for the health and wellbeing of wild Pacific salmon and all living species on mid Vancouver Island.
MVIHES’ next AGM is on September 20 at 5pm at the Errington War Memorial Hall. The $10 membership includes a salmon dinner!