Save Our Salmon

One of the Lower Mainland’s most important salmon rivers is under attack.  The Alouette River, which flows from Golden Ears Provincial Park to the Pitt River, before joining the Fraser, is a unique and irreplaceable ecosystem, with a history that goes back millennia. Home to Katzie and Kwantlen First Nations since time immemorial, the Alouette is the only BC Heritage River that is solely within the Lower Mainland.

The river provides critical salmon habitat and provides spawning for all five species of Pacific Salmon. Annual salmon returns can exceed 300,000 fish. And yet, this unique watershed, and the fish and wildlife it supports, is threatened as never before. In the last few years there have been proposals to fill and develop large sections of the South Alouette floodplain, contrary to the Official Community Plan and threatening the very survival of the ecosystem and the species that make it their home. If they proceed, it will lead to development all along the south bank of the Alouette, with subdivisions and building on the floodplain alongside irreplaceable habitat.

The river is under tremendous pressure already, from thousands of recreational users, visitors, and population increases. Now the remaining, relatively undeveloped, parts of the riverbank are under attack and could be lost forever. Therefore, today we are launching our unprecedented Save Our Salmon campaign to overturn this misguided decision.  Legal action is expensive, and we need to quickly raise at least $60,000 in order to proceed with a court challenge, and to save the river for future generations. We are all guardians of the Alouette, it’s time to stop its destruction.

 

For more information regarding the SOS Campaign:
Contact: Sophie Sparrow
Environmental Projects and Communications
Alouette River Management Society
Phone:  604 467 64012
Email:  sophie@alouetteriver.org

DONATE TODAY!

SOS Campaign Links:
Website: www.alouetteriver.org/saveoursalmon
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaveOurSalmonAlouette
Go Fund Me:  https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-our-salmon-alouette-river
Canada Helps Campaign: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/alouette-river-management-society/campaign/save-our-salmon-alouette-river/

Proposed Development Background Information: http://media.mapleridge.ca/Mediasite/Play/6a232aa4-f04b-4cdf-bbe8-44dae1518fa7?PlayFrom=257081

 

 

 

 

 

Save Our Salmon Campaign

2020 Spring Break Eco-Camps

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Alouette Watershed Photo Contest

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A Taste of Mother Nature

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Pitt Meadows Adopt-a-Program Event – June 19th 2019

Join the Pitt Meadows Adopt-a-Program Event! Live worm composting in action! Live observation bee hive! Free caterpillar give-a-way! Kids activities, crafts & more!
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Free Community Bee Workshop – June 22nd 2019

Come prepared to get involved, ask questions & learn a lot! View open hives and inspect bees* Extract honey (if available) Understand varroa treatments Learn basic bee keeper tips & tricks Taste our ‘Alouette’ honey! Try on bee keeper equipment (all ages) MUST RSVP by email to
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Free Community Bee Workshop – May 25th 2019

Come prepared to get involved, ask questions & learn a lot! View open hives and inspect bees* Learn general hive maintenance Swarm management/ splitting hives Understand varroa treatments Learn basic bee keeper tips & tricks Taste our ‘Alouette’ honey! Try on bee keeper equipm
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Father’s Day Fish Release 2019

Father’s Day Fish Release Sunday, June 16th 2019 11:00am – 1:00pm Maple Ridge Park Be apart of the Chinook’s amazing journey! The Alouette River Management Society partners with ALLCO Fish Hatchery to run an annual Father’s Day Fish Release event! Families can
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3rd Annual Fundraiser Dinner Event

Support us in our fundraising efforts for the Alouette River Management Society. $35 a ticket: Dinner Buffet & Beer, Door Prizes, Raffle, Silent Auction. 100% of proceeds go to the Alouette River Management Society. Everyone Welcome! The Ranch Pub & Grill (21973 132 Ave, Maple
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