Communities in Bloom judges tour Hoy Creek hatchery

Seen here are visiting judges Peter Crawshaw and Allison Double (left and right), with HSWS volunteers Robbin and Kyle (center). They are standing in front of the rearing pond at Hoy Creek Hatchery

The City of Coquitlam is competing in the BC Communities in Bloom competition and the Judges for the competition were given a tour of locations around the City on July 23rd and 24th. The 2015 provincial edition of "Communities in Bloom" - a Canadian non-profit organization is committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification of the public realm.

On July 23rd, Hoy-Scott Watershed Society members, Kyle Uno and Robbin Whachell conducted the tour of the facilities explaining the salmon enhancement program, and also showed areas in the watershed where HSWS have put in non-invasive plants, highlighting the habitat restoration work of the Society. 

Visiting judges were Peter Crawshaw and Allison Double, and they were accompanied by Kathleen Reinheimer, Parks Manager and Shannon Wagner, Parks Resource Technician, both of the City of Coquitlam.