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Our 2018 Successes, Thanks to You

December 19, 2018

It was a busy year out on the water and thanks to your generous support, here are some of our 2018 achievements.

Before we dive in, we want to extend a huge thank you to all of our incredible volunteers for the 2018 year. We could not have achieved all that we did without you, and we can't wait to see what we accomplish together next year!

Keeping an Eye on Sewage Overflows in False Creek

December 13, 2018

If you followed our work with the False Creek Water Monitoring Program this summer you know that we dove a bit deeper into how the water quality in False Creek stands up to Canadian Recreational Water Quality Guidelines. And if you checked out our First Season Report, you saw that we were surprised—and relieved—by how often our samples from False Creek West and False Creek Central met the guidelines. Our curiosity was piqued in the fall when we spotted something fishy on November 1st in Stamps Landing.

First Season Report of Our False Creek Water Monitoring Program

December 06, 2018

This summer (2018) we launched the False Creek Water Monitoring Program, a new citizen science initiative by Fraser Riverkeeper and Swim Drink Fish Canada. The program built on our previous Burrard Inlet and False Creek monitoring in 2017 and established a robust monitoring hub, equipped with an in-house lab on Granville Island.

After five months of sampling, we are thrilled to share the First Season Report of our False Creek Water Monitoring Program with our supporters, water recreation users, and the general public who, like us, care deeply for the health of the heart of Vancouver. Read on to find an overview of our program and findings or access the report by clicking here

Thanks to our supporters

  • Ecomarine
  • Lush
  • MEC
  • Patagonia
  • Smak
  • Tides
  • Sitka
  • Woodtone
  • TD Friends of the Environment
  • Telus
  • Progressive Waste Solutions
  • Ocean Ambassadors
  • RBC Blue Water Project
  • BC Hydro
  • DM Foundation
  • City of North Vancouver
  • Jack Johnson
  • Flowlink