Lets get Sockeye Salmon back in Sechelt Inlet!!!!! They were here before, they can be here again! How can you help? Come out and show your support in the 1rst annual "SWIM FOR THE SALMON."
The goal of the swim is to create a buzz in the community to put pressure on B.C. Hydro to do what they should have done 55 years ago when they built a Hydro Dam at the head of Clowholm Lake-build a fish ladder or side channel, so the migrating fish using this watershed could continue to do so.
Instead, for four years after the construction of this dam thousands upon thousands of fish would pile up at the head of the dam and die unable to reach their spawning grounds.
The good news is this: There is Kokanee Salmon in Clowholm Lake! For those of you who do not know, a Kokanee is a land locked Sockeye Salmon. What does this mean? It means that restoring this miraculous run may be as simple as installing a fish ladder or side channel, so the fish can have access to the ocean once again.
Even better news: It has been done before, in rivers such as the Pitt and the Columbia!
The Best news yet: We have the power to make it happen, so come out and SWIM, KAYAK, CANOE, PADDLE BOARD ECT. Do it for our salmon, do it for our environment and do it for yourselves because a happy healthy environment equals happy healthy people!