"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"

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.

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On March 30 at 10 am, MVIHES will be planting a few hundred much needed plants beside the section of Shelly Creek where the Cutthroat Trout call home. We need lots of volunteers to help with the planting.  If you can help, please let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Please bring a shovel, and a bucket to give the plants a good soaking. We'll meet beside the mailboxes on Hamilton Ave, east of Corfield St. The trout (and MVIHES) thank you.