Rearing Pond clean out for 2016

McCrae's Environmental Services clearing out the Rearing Pond area

After we bid farewell to our coho smolts at "Salmon Leave Home" we do a full clean out of the rearing pond to be ready for the new brood transfer from the Capilano Trough.

Each year we find crustaceans and a few coho or trout lingering behind. They all get moved to Hoy Creek.

After our society volunteers do their review, then the city brings in McCrae's Environmental Services to clean up the last bit.

 Some coho smolts who were still in the pond, were moved to Hoy Creek

Some coho smolts who were still in the pond, were moved to Hoy Creek

 Hoy-Scott Watershed volunteers go through the remaining water and mud to find anything alive that can be transferred to Hoy Creek before the final clean out of our Rearing Pond.

Hoy-Scott Watershed volunteers go through the remaining water and mud to find anything alive that can be transferred to Hoy Creek before the final clean out of our Rearing Pond.

A lamprey found in the Rearing Pond