Help Provide Some Cool Digs for Some Cool Fish
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Did you know there is a population of Cutthroat Trout that resides year round in Shelly Creek up near Corfield Glades in Parksville? In the summer, these fish are confined to a few spring-fed pools. The plants that grow beside the creek are very important to the trout for a number of reasons. Plants provide shade and help keep the water at the cool temperature the trout need to survive the summer. They also provide cover under which fish can hide from predators. The trout get a lot of their food from insects that crawl around on the plants and fall in the water. And, plants help stabilize the stream banks and areas beside the banks that might erode into the water.