Helping hands roll up sleeves, pay it forward at Fraser River cleanup

Mar 23, 2019

About 700 volunteers spent a sunny Saturday collecting garbage on the banks of the Fraser River in Chilliwack

The Vancouver Sun, Glenda Luymes

CHILLIWACK — They came from all over the Lower Mainland, with little in common but a love for the river.

Volunteers assemble by the hundreds to clean up garbage on Fraser River

Mar 23, 2019

Global News, Robyn Crawford

Hundreds of volunteers were busy Saturday at the 12th annual Fraser River clean-up.

6 Ways to Enjoy the Water this Spring

Mar 20, 2019

Spring has finally started to poke its head out as the days get longer and warmer. Some of the best spots to enjoy BC's sparkling waters are thriving in the springtime. So grab a few cozy layers, sturdy shoes, some snacks and head out for an adventure! If you're at a loss of where to start, here are six ways you can get out on the water near Vancouver this spring.

Gill Bar Cleanup

Mar 18, 2019

The Valley Voice, Molly O'Ray

The long-standing tradition of gathering every spring to clean up the Fraser River began back in 2007, with a small group of volunteers and a big love for our salmon and rivers. Fraser Riverkeeper hosted the first cleanup along the Fraser River in Chilliwack, BC and in the 12 years since, they have partnered with local company Woodtone to organize the event

Fraser River Cleanup hits the hotspots around Chilliwack

Mar 18, 2019

The 12th annual river cleanup is March 23 and the goal is attracting more youth

The Progress, Jennifer Feinberg

Getting young people out to the annual Fraser River cleanup has always been considered as crucial by cleanup organizers Fraser Riverkeeper and Woodtone.

Our 2018 Successes, Thanks to You

Dec 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

Dec 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

Dec 6, 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.

Introducing Water Literacy Wednesdays!

Oct 31, 2018

If someone asked you what watershed you live in, would you be able to tell them? How about if someone asked where your drinking water is sourced from? Or, if someone asked you where your nearest waterbody is located and the fish species you might find swimming in it?

False Creek Water Monitoring Program

Sep 20, 2018

Last week, we told you about the complicated story behind "water safety" in False Creek and the steps you can take to make an informed decision about whether or not to get IN or ON the water. While we can't tell you if the water is "safe" or "unsafe", here is what we are doing to provide you with the information you need to make such a decision.

Thanks to our supporters

  • 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