Annual In-Stream Creek Clean
In-stream work during the year is avoided except for the months of July and August. Each year in late summer we walk along the creek to collect garbage in-stream. We are often amazed at how much has accumulated over a year.
Annual Adipose Fin-Clipping
2014 was the first year we have marked our fry to identify them as hatchery raised fish. To mark the fry, we clip off the adipose fin using a sharp pair of scissors. First the fish are anesthetized, and then after they are sedated they are clipped, counted and placed in a recovery bucket before being returned to the Capilano trough to begin their full recovery. It is always interesting to see how many return in following brood seasons! (View more photos in our facebook album)
Annual Rearing Pond Clean
Each May after we release our smolts into Hoy Creek during our 'Salmon Leave Home' event, the rearing pond is emptied, cleaned and small critters like crayfish, and lampreys, caddisfly nymphs and other invertebrates that made their way into the pond are also released into the creek. See more images of our rearing pond.
Invasive Plant Removal Events
Hoy-Scott Watershed Society spends a great deal of time in the removal of invasive plants, either during our weekly work hours, or via special-planned events with the City of Coquitlam's Bad Seed program, often involving other community groups or schools.