BREAKING: Vancouverites deserve real-time sewage reporting, now: Fraser Riverkeeper launches #SwimmableVancouver campaign

Jun 27, 2017

June 27, 2017

VANCOUVER – Fraser Riverkeeper has launched a campaign demanding for real-time reporting and public transparency on raw sewage discharges into Vancouver’s waterways. The launch of the Swimmable Vancouver campaign coincides with the release of Swim Drink Fish Canada’s Canada Beach Report, the first-ever comparative study of Canadian recreational water quality.

Job Posting: Watermark Outreach Coordinator

Jun 21, 2017

Join the Team at Fraser Riverkeeper!

Fraser Riverkeeper is seeking a Watermark Outreach Coordinator for a full-time, 9-week contract. This position is a perfect opportunity for someone passionate about protecting Canadian waters and eager to engage with the community.

Saving the Pacific Salmon

Jun 20, 2017

Guest blogger Griffin Kelly shares her research and stories from the rugged west coast. She's currently exploring the impact of aquaculture on community in the Broughton Archipelago.

Salmon Coast was founded by biologist Alexandra Morton, who first noticed the influx of sea lice into the environment. Wild salmon pick up lice during their time in the open ocean. Farms are infected by wild salmon during the in-migration to rivers. Adult salmon return to the rivers to spawn, and then die off. The lice die off with them. However, fish farms act as incubators for sea lice over the winter; the lice remain in the system because they have constant, static hosts. When juvenile salmon emerge from rivers in the spring into the ocean, they are exposed to sea lice at an unnaturally early stage (Marty 2010). This can result in harmful effects on juvenile wild salmon populations (Krkošek 2017.)

PRIZE GIVEAWAY: Free Jack Johnson concert tickets!

Jun 20, 2017

PRIZE GIVEAWAY: Free Jack Johnson concert tickets!

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be joining Jack Johnson at his concert on July 23rd, 2017, providing you with ways to get inspired and take action in creating a sustainable future.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Share a story, save a waterbody at Our Coastal Connection exhibit

May 30, 2017

Vancouver, BC – May 30th, 2016 - Fraser Riverkeeper joins over 20 local organizations dedicated to a swimmable, drinkable and fishable future at the opening day of Our Coastal Connection – a new exhibit at the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site.

The exhibit officially opens on June 3rd and is part of Richmond Canada 150, a year-long series of events and programs celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary.

#WatermarkWednesday - Brittany Coulter

May 24, 2017

#WatermarkWednesday - Brittany Coulter

Growing up on the West coast of British Columbia I could divide most of my friends into two groups. Those who flock to the sea, who live and love her temperamental ways, with hair forever kissed by a salty breeze. And then there are those who find their solace in the mountains. Who understand time not by the numbers on their wristwatch but by the way the sun diffuses through the deep green canopy above and by the subtle changes in a songbirds tune. Now this is not to say we are solely creatures of mountain or sea, I actually believe quite the opposite is true. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Community’s coastal connections to be celebrated in new Britannia Shipyards exhibit

May 23, 2017

For Immediate Release
Community’s coastal connections to be celebrated in new Britannia Shipyards exhibit

Richmond, BC –  Richmond’s ties to  local and global waterways and community efforts to keep our rivers and oceans healthy for future generations will be showcased in a new exhibit at Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site. Our Coastal Connection will officially open on June 3 and is part of Richmond Canada 150, a year-long series of events and programs celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation.

Water Blog #3: Voting for Water

May 23, 2017


Salmon Coast Field Station did double duty on May 9th as both scientific research station and polling station for the BC provincial election.

Let’s talk sewage and storm-water

May 14, 2017


We’ve all seen illustrations of the water cycle – rain flows downwards, reaching the ocean through streams and rivers to only be evaporated into the atmosphere once again.

But where does water really go as it flows through our communities on its way to the sea?

Water Blog #1: What's the community impact of aquaculture? Griffin Kelly investigates.

May 8, 2017


Join guest-blogger Griffin Kelly as she researches the influence of aquaculture on community in the Broughton Archipelago, BC.

My name is Griffin Kelly; I am an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto. In 2013, I spent a summer interning at Lake Ontario Waterkeeper (LOW). At LOW, I was able to connect my love for canoeing and swimming in Ontario’s lakes to an understanding of the water protection measures that enable my favorite activities. From that point onward, I have been passionate about environmental policy and conservation initiatives that protect Canada’s water and other natural resources. As a Canadian Studies and Peace, Conflict and Justice Studies student, I explore these topics within my programs and independent study courses.

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