Community salmon education program

Our community salmon education program aimed to increase the education and awareness of salmon, their habitat and role in the ecosystem for people of all ages in the Pemberton Region. We completed our Summer Salmon Day education program at One Mile Lake which was run weekly through the months of July and August. The program was very successful, 100 children attended the summer camp. We developed vibrant salmon and watershed themed banners for the village of Pemberton and were installed in August. Raising awareness about ongoing Stewardship Pemberton activities and providing opportunities for participation and volunteering was a huge success. We were able to raise awareness on our activities through written articles in the local newspaper and participating in local events e.g. Canada Day Celebration. We also had volunteers participate in the Chinook walk on the Birkenhead River with the Lilwat first nations. We hosted our second annual BC Rivers Day celebration on September 20th. The day was very successful with over 100 participants attending the celebration. We have secured the additional funding required to build the One Mile Lake Nature Centre, this is a very exciting project for us and we are scheduled to be up and running in October of 2010.