Oct
11
to Oct 22

Salmon Come Home to celebrate annual fish return to Hoy Creek

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Join the City of Coquitlam and the Hoy-Scott Watershed Society to welcome the salmon home on October , 20. This free family event will be held at the Hoy Creek Fish Hatchery from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Activities include: spawning salmon viewing, hatchery tour, music and crafts, environmental community groups, children's costume parade and storytelling, Meet the salmon and bear mascots, and a food concession.

The Hoy Creek Hatchery is a 7 minute walk from the Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain Station, and is located in Hoy Creek Linear Park, west of the City Centre Aquatic Complex (Pinetree and Guildford Way). ree parking is available at Coquitlam City Hall, Pinetree Community Centre and Douglas College. (Simply Google Hoy Creek Hatchery)

It's our 25th Anniversary of Salmon Come Home! Read a press release about our history HERE.

This event is held rain or shine!

RSVP to our Facebook event page.

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Sep
1
to Oct 7

Learn about our Hatchery on Saturday, Oct. 7

Residents stopped by at a recent Open House

Residents stopped by at a recent Open House

Ever wonder what goes on at our hatchery? Find out on Saturday, Oct. 7.

Stop by our Open House, the first Saturday of each month (excluding July, August) from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. These are drop-in sessions, and a great opportunity to learn about the salmon rearing process and the hatchery.

Find out how you can get involved as a volunteer, or just come by and say hello!

To find us just Google search: "Hoy Creek Hatchery"

Here's more information about Getting Involved with us.

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May
9
to May 17

Hoy-Scott Watershed Society AGM set for May 17th

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Our AGM is coming up! Please join us on Wednesday, May 17th at 7pm at City Centre Library in Coquitlam. It's a great opportunity to catch up on what we have been doing and what we will be doing this summer.

We'll also be voting to renew of fill director positions. If you are interested or have a nomination to suggest, please drop us a note at hoyscottwatershed@gmail.com.

You must be a member in good standing to vote, so make sure to submit (or bring) your membership dues and come out and vote! Individual - $15/yr; Family - $25/yr; Student - $5. Please note that your dues are used to fund stream keeper insurance to cover your participation with hands-on work at the hatchery, at events or in the field.

The meeting will coincide with our regular monthly meeting.

The Hoy-Scott Watershed Society is looking for people to assist in the running of our Society.  If you are interested in helping please contact us at hoyscottwatershed@gmail.com

More about who we are HERE.

 

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Mar
27
to May 7

Salmon Leave Home 2017 set for May 7th

A father assists his son in releasing coho smolts into Hoy Creek during "Salmon Leave Home" 2016 (HSWS photo)

A father assists his son in releasing coho smolts into Hoy Creek during "Salmon Leave Home" 2016 (HSWS photo)

The Hoy-Scott Watershed Society's Salmon Leave Home event will be held on Sunday May 7th from 11am to 2pm.  This annual event is to celebrate the release of our coho smolts.  Activities take place in and around Hoy Creek Hatchery, where the public is invited to help release our coho smolts into Hoy Creek. 

The first 18 months of the life history of the coho salmon is spent in a freshwater stream environment.  HSWS volunteers incubate coho eggs and rear fry to the smolt stage in our rearing pond.  From the creek, the smolts begin their journey to the ocean: Hoy Creek → Scott Creek → Coquitlam River → Fraser River → Strait of Georgia / Pacific Ocean!  

This is a free and fun family event, and takes place rain or shine! 

The Hoy Creek Hatchery is located on Hoy Creek Trail, west of the City Centre Aquatic Complex at the corner of Pinetree and Guildford Way.  Aerial view. To find our exact location simply Google "Hoy Creek Hatchery."

Hoy Trail has a several entrances:

- Walk in from Princess Crescent;
- Walk in from behind Douglas College;
- Walk in from Guildford Way (between Johnson and Pinetree);
- Walk in from Walton Avenue, or behind Walton Elementary;
- Walk in from the foot of Lasalle Place.

Stay notified via our Facebook page and be sure to invite your family and friends!  Our event hashtag is #salmonleavehome, so if you attend, feel free to tweet or share, and check out what others are posting with our event hashtag.

(Photos from last year)

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Nov
1
to Nov 16

Join us for our next Monthly General Meeting: Nov. 16

Photos: Dulce Paulino / HSWS

Photos: Dulce Paulino / HSWS

Join the Hoy-Scott Watershed Society for our next monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 16th at 7pm at the Coquitlam City Centre Library.  Open to new members / volunteers, and the general public.

We aim to keep our meetings to one hour in length.

Free parking at Coquitlam City Centre Public Library at 11169 Pinetree Way.

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Jun
20
to Oct 23

Salmon Come Home - October 23rd

The salmon are coming!  Join the City of Coquitlam and the Hoy-Scott Creek Watershed Society to celebrate the return of the salmon to Hoy Creek at the annual Salmon Come Home at Hoy Creek Hatchery on Sunday, October 23rd from 11 am to 3 pm. Bring your family and friends to participate in this exciting community event which attracts thousands of people to view spawning chum salmon in-stream, and learn about this amazing fish through educational demonstrations and displays.

Enjoy music, children's crafts, costume parade and story telling with Angela Brown, prize fish pond, face painting,  music by CKPM FM 98.7 The Point, and the Creative Café and guest artists will be serving up fun and Spirit Bear Coffee.

The free, family event runs rain or shine and provides a great opportunity to learn about the Hoy-Scott Watershed Society's salmon enhancement program, as well as the work of many other local stewardship groups who attend.

Hoy Creek Hatchery is located off of Princess Crescent, west of the City Centre Aquatic Complex and the Pinetree Community Centre in Coquitlam.  Parking is available at City Hall or at Douglas College David Lam Campus where you can enjoy a short walk inland to the hatchery via Hoy Creek Trail. To find the exact location simply Google "Hoy Creek Hatchery."

Hoy-Scott Watershed Society has been in operation since 2002 and is a volunteer run society that operates a small salmon hatchery, and conducts a salmon enhancement program in partnership with the City of Coquitlam, with technical expertise from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.  The Society also works to restore and maintain the riparian habitat in the watershed by removing invasive plant species and re-planting with native plant species. Learn more about the Society at hoyscottcreeks.org

Salmon Come Home is environmentally-themed and designed to promote public awareness about conservation and spawning salmon that migrate back to Coquitlam. For more information on Salmon Come Home, please visit coquitlam.ca/enviroevents

For more information, stay tuned to our Facebook page, or email hoyscottwatershed@gmail.com.

Salmon educator and founding member of Hoy-Scott Watershed Society is always around to teach people about the mighty salmon!

Salmon educator and founding member of Hoy-Scott Watershed Society is always around to teach people about the mighty salmon!

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May
1
11:00am11:00am

Salmon Leave Home is Sunday, May 1

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The Hoy-Scott Watershed Society's Salmon Leave Home event will be held on Sunday May 1st from 11am to 2pm.  This annual event is to celebrate the release of our coho smolts.  Activities take place in and around Hoy Creek Hatchery, where the public is invited to help release our coho smolts into Hoy Creek. 

The first 18 months of the life history of the coho salmon is spent in a freshwater stream environment.  HSWS volunteers incubate coho eggs and rear fry to the smolt stage in our rearing pond.  From the creek, the smolts begin their journey to the ocean: Hoy Creek → Scott Creek → Coquitlam River → Fraser River → Strait of Georgia / Pacific Ocean!  

This is a free and fun family event, and takes place rain or shine! 

The Hoy Creek Hatchery is located on Hoy Creek Trail, west of the City Centre Aquatic Complex at the corner of Pinetree and Guildford Way.  Aerial view. To find our exact location simply Google "Hoy Creek Hatchery."

Hoy Trail has a several entrances:

- Walk in from Princess Crescent;
- Walk in from behind Douglas College;
- Walk in from Guildford Way (between Johnson and Pinetree);
- Walk in from Walton Avenue, or behind Walton Elementary;
- Walk in from the foot of Lasalle Place.

Stay notified via our Facebook page and be sure to invite your family and friends!  Our event hashtag is #salmonleavehome, so if you attend, feel free to tweet or share, and check out what others are posting with our event hashtag. Our 2016 Facebook Event Page.

(Photos from last year)

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Dec
12
to Jan 2

Next Monthly Volunteer Orientations and Information Session is January 2nd

Hatchery manager Rodney Lee provides an orientation to new members on Saturday at our monthly open house

Hatchery manager Rodney Lee provides an orientation to new members on Saturday at our monthly open house

Looking to volunteer with us? We'll be hosting monthly volunteer orientation sessions at the hatchery, the first Saturday of each month (excluding July, August) from 12 noon to 1:30pm. These are drop-in sessions, and a great opportunity to learn about the salmon rearing process and the hatchery, and ask questions.

We'll be available to help fill out membership forms or receive dues during those sessions as well. Again, no need to sign up, just drop by and say hello!

To find us just Google search: "Hoy Creek Hatchery"

Here's more information about Getting Involved with us.

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Orientation and Open House for New Volunteers
Dec
5
12:00pm12:00pm

Orientation and Open House for New Volunteers

Looking to volunteer with us? We'll be hosting monthly volunteer orientation sessions at the hatchery, the first Saturday of the month from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. These are drop-in sessions, and a great opportunity to learn about the salmon rearing process and the hatchery, and ask questions.

We'll be available to help fill out membership forms or receive dues during those sessions as well. Again, no need to sign up, just drop by and say hello!

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