Lets pull some knotweed, and plant some greenery! We will be removing whats left of the invasive weed and planting other grasses, plants, and trees to help revitalize the riparian zone.
Knotweed is a threat to biodiversity, and can educe soil erosion. By removing whats left of the weed, and planting in the riparian zone we can dramatically reduce its impacts on the system.
What is now a viable habitat for salmon, amphibians, and watershed vegetation, referred to as Conference Creek. A human-made restoration project that speeds up natural processes. It has been restored from an early-era logging road.
While the off-channel is already thriving, we are hoping to bring more oxygen into the system by streamlining ground-fed streams nearby, and trimming down overgrown vegetation.
We will meet at the Tofino / Ucluelet junction at 9:00am on June 20th, or you can look for signs about 500m before the Kennedy Lake Boat Launch. Looking forward to hanging out!
Please wear close-toes shoes, and bring food / water.
Central Westcoast will be giving a talk on the ecological and social importance of salmon,the relationships between logging and salmon habitat, as well, as how watershed restoration works.
This Saturday May 5th, 6pm-9pm is Boat to Tailgate a seafood and craft beverage lovers event you won’t want to miss!
All proceeds from the event support @cwfsrestoration, Wild Salmon Fund and Tofino Salmon Enhancement Society.
Tickets are available online through @feasttofino or at @tofinobrewco and @trilogyfishstore
Ucluelet ANAF, doors at 8, show at 9. Free vodka tasting with Pacific Rim Distillery, 8-9pm.
Free beverage for all past CWFS volunteers. All proceeds go towards the lost shoe smolt tramp monitoring project, helping us better understand our local wild salmon populations.