Watersheds and Contributors

 Rock Bay Creek

Towards rewinding a city creek” by Maleea Acker‘s article in Focus Magazine Jan/Feb 2017 issue:
Dorothy Field explains her passion for Rock Bay Creek, which once flowed from Fernwood to the Inner Harbour.

http://www.focusonvictoria.ca/janfeb-2017/towards-rewilding-a-city-creek-by-maleea-acker-r15/

 

 

 

 


 

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spawn count 2014

The Rains Came to the Colquitz River… Nov 18, 2013

From Dorothy Chambers:

The rains came, and so did the Coho !
Hundreds and hundreds counted today, the tally not yet completed.
One Cutthroat Trout photographed next to a Coho jack so you can see the differences.
I was there before daylight, joined by Barrie and Chris for many hours until darkness set in.
Did I mention we hadn’t seen any seals….?  There was one today, with his otter friends !
We’ll be there tomorrow morning to do it all again… hopefully!
Another good day in this amazing Colquitz watershed ….
Dorothy and
the fish guys.

 

Record return continues for Colquitz Creek

Dorothy Chambers from the Colquitz Salmonoid Stewardship and Education Society, nets a big one while emptying the fish trap in Coquitz Creek. - Sharon Tiffin/News staff

Dorothy Chambers from the Colquitz Salmonoid Stewardship and Education Society, nets a big one while emptying the fish trap in Coquitz Creek.

— Image Credit: Sharon Tiffin/News Staff

Salmonoid Stewardship and Education Society has counted more than 1,000 fish entering Colquitz Creek so far this year, far surpassing any previous counts over the past decade. A typical year might see 300 coho enter the creek between October and December.

The group uses the trap to count fish, mainly coho and sends them on their way upstream to spawn.

sharon@vicnews.com

 

 

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 Still Salmon today:  Dec 21, 2013

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Females-381

Jacks-647

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Sunday Oct. 26 2014 Colquitz River fish fence

Five hours on the Colquitz today.
Started out in slamming rain, with many visitors in rain slickers, braving the weather and delighted to see 21 salmon hauled.
By 2:00 pm the sun was shining, it was warm and the holding pen was full.
Many visitors came by and we were there until 6:00pm releasing fish !

Jacks…. 54
Females… 68
Males….. 44
one day total…. 166
Total since the run started on Oct 22….. 244unnamed-4

Dorothy, and the fish team !!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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