Fraser River cleanup turnout in Chilliwack was even bigger than last year’s

March 29, 2018

The Chilliwack Progress, Jennifer Feinberg - March 29, 2018

The event has been embraced by Chilliwack and beyond and has grown over the years

These folks were among the 650 people at the 11th Annual Fraser River Cleanup. (Photo courtesy of Roxanna Froese)

VIDEO: Gill Road cleanup draws 650 volunteers

March 25, 2018

The Chilliwack Progress, Greg Laychak - March 25, 2018

The annual event saw high number of helpers for large volume of garbage

River cleanup sets sights on Gill Road messes

March 21, 2018

The Chilliwack Progress, Jessica Peters - March 21, 2018

Annual Fraser River cleanup looking for volunteers for Chilliwack-area event

Garbage along the Fraser River that was cleaned up at last year’s annual Fraser River Cleanup. This year’s event is being held on March 24. (Submitted to The Chilliwack Progress)

Reconnecting with our local waterways

March 21, 2018

The Vancouver Sun, Lauren Brown Hornor - March 21, 2018

A picture taken on March 20, 2013 in Marseille, France, shows a drop of water that reflected a map of the Earth. World Water Day is held annually on March 22 to draw attention to the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. (GERARD JULIEN / AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Volunteers pitch in to clean up big mess in Chilliwack River Valley

December 19, 2017

The Chilliwack Progress, Paul J. Henderson - December 19, 2017

Folks from sports angling and water protection groups get together for “hot spot” cleanup

Volunteers clean up garbage at a site on Sweltzer Creek just upriver from the Vedder Bridge in the Chilliwack River Vallley on Dec. 18. (Alyssa Cowles photo)

 

 

Citizen Science Investigation on East False Creek Reveals Flowing Pipes

September 22, 2017

Led by our Swimmable Water Specialist, Julie Porter, Fraser Riverkeeper’s Citizen Science Team has been conducting water sampling at several points within False Creek to establish baseline data on recreational water quality and identify pollution hot-spots in downtown Vancouver’s most centralized water body. A report of our findings from this summer is coming out this Fall.

 

 

Fraser Riverkeeper's Recommendations for a Swimmable Vancouver

July 25, 2017

Vancouver is buzzing with excitement at the prospect of making False Creek, the heart of downtown, swimmable. This possibility is not only desirable, it’s doable. We can build on the momentum of other major cities that have successfully made once-polluted urban waterways swimmable. Most notably, and remarkably, Paris has opened its once-polluted Canal to swimmers this summer. Chicago, Washington and Boston are all actively working to make formerly garbage-laden and polluted urban waterways safe and clean for public swimming. While the Clean Water Act in the US has been the catalyst for clean-ups in most American cities, we all share this truth: our cities and citizens are passionate about having clean, living rivers flowing through their downtowns.

Celebrating our connection with the coast at Britannia Shipyards

July 20, 2017

Richmond News, Paula Carlson - July 20, 2017

Newest exhibit at Britannia Shipyards showcases city’s fishing heritage and ocean sustainability

Brooke Lees, curator of Our Coastal Connections, a new exhibit at Britannia Shipyards, emphasizes the educational aspect of the maritime display. Photo by Joel Baziuk.

 

 

Sayonara, Sockeye Salmon

July 20, 2017

School’s out and the summer is just beginning for many, but the sockeye salmon migration season has ended for the Salmon Early Marine Survival Program (SEMSP).

 

 

 

Connecting People through Water

July 04, 2017

“Without good water we don’t have a good quality of life”

BC's rivers, lakes and coastline are an integral part of our lives on the west coast. Watching people paddling under the setting sun at MEC Big Chop; hearing people's powerful memories on the water at beach-clean ups; and being involved in Our Water BC during the provincial election has made us realize how deeply passionate people are about water--our life source. At Fraser Riverkeeper, we believe that a swimmable, drinkable, and fishable future begins with community. When citizens are engaged on local water issues and have the resources and tools in order to take action, boil water, swimming and fishing advisories will be things of the past. 

 

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