The Sunshine Coast Salmonid Enhancement Society will celebrate Rivers Day on Saturday, Oct. 12, with an open house at its Chapman Creek Hatchery.
Everyone is invited to tour the facility, observe a fin-clipping demonstration, see a model of the Chapman Creek watershed, learn about salmon and their habitat, feed the fish being raised in the rearing tanks, and observe salmon returning to Chapman Creek. There is no admission charge for this event.
The Sunshine Coast Salmonid Enhancement Society has operated the Chapman Creek Hatchery as a non-profit charitable organization for more than 20 years and stocks up to a million fish in coastal waters each year. It has one full-time and two part-time employees and 25 regular volunteers, as well as a volunteer board of directors that manages the Society and the Hatchery. New volunteers are welcome, as are new members, who contribute to the ongoing success of the Hatchery.
For more information, please contact 604-885-4136, or drop by at 4381 Parkway Drive, just off Field Road in Wilson Creek.