Many of our amazing supporters have recently brought something of concern to our attention. Off the coast of Deep Cove, Stanley Park, and Bowen Island, there have been sightings of a red mixture in the water.
The Vancouver Sun, Susan Lazaruk - July 17, 2018
Pollution levels at the east end of False Creek are almost quadruple safe levels, a year after Vancouver city council passed a motion to make the waterway swimmable by this summer.
The Star Vancouver, Ainslie Cruickshank and Wanyee Li - July 16, 2018
Lauren Duboisset-Broust, the Vancouver water monitoring coordinator with the Fraser Riverkeeper, and Lauren Brown Hornor the partnership lead for Western Canada with Swim Drink Fish Canada and the former executive director of the Fraser Riverkeeper, collect water samples from False Creek on July 12, 2018. (JENNIFER GAUTHIER / FOR STARMETRO/VANCOUVER)
We are now in the heart of summer and swim season is well underway. Every day, more and more Vancouverites are hitting the beaches and getting into the water. How do they know which beaches are nearby and if they’re safe for swimming? For many, the answer is Swim Guide!
Four new ambassadors joined the Swim Drink Fish family in April at our Swim Drink Fish Gala Vancouver 2018. The “Swim Drink Fish Ambassadors” were formally recognized and welcomed to the circle by one of our previous ambassadors, Jennifer Baichwal. We are grateful for their work and dedication to our natural world and we are excited to celebrate them.
The Star Vancouver, Wanyee Li and Ainslie Cruickshank - April 13, 2018
A man and his dog paddleboard in Vancouver, where city staff are working to reduce the amount of sewage overflow going into waterways. (FOR STARMETRO / JENNIFER GAUTHIER)
The Star Vancouver, Ainslie Cruikshank - April 11, 2018
In Vancouver, the worst combined sewage outflow point in 2016 spewed untreated wastewater into Vancouver Harbour, near Waterfront Station. (JENNIFER GAUTHIER/FOR STARMETRO)
The Chilliwack Progress, Paul J. Henderson - April 2, 2018
Chris Gadsden one of 25 in province to be presented award by British Columbia Achievement Foundation
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)