"Committed to the restoration of wild Pacific salmon in mid Vancouver
Island watersheds through habitat restoration and community engagement"
"Committed to the restoration of wild Pacific salmon in mid Vancouver
Island watersheds through habitat restoration and community engagement"

Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Newsletter

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GUEST SPOTLIGHT
THE MID VANCOUVER ISLAND HABITAT ENHANCEMENT SOCIETY
MVIHES -
“Get outside, be active, connect with people, and care for your watershed while you’re at it!” was the main message shared by Faye Smith, MVIHES’ Project Coordinator, in an interview with MABR Coordinator Monica Shore.
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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. 

Make it your September resolution to get involved in a group like this!Don’t like getting your hands dirty but have other skills like grant-writing, G.I.S., or research? There are many ways that you can be a steward of your watershed. Contact Faye Smith to learn more about MVIHES and how you can be of service while having a great time: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MVIHES’ next AGM is on September 20 at 5pm at the Errington War Memorial Hall. The $10 membership includes a salmon dinner!

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