Monday November 3, 2014
Time: 10 AM to Noon
Meeting Place: Fred Hardy Bridge at Miami River Drive
Funding: May 2014 Pacific Salmon Foundation/ Community Salmon Program Grant to the Miami River Streamkeepers Society (MRSS)
300 native shrubs, 20 native trees and 300 willow whips
The Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition (FVWC) restoration crew planted the willow.
MRSS, Communities in Bloom committee, Village of Harrison Hot Springs (VHHS) grounds crew, Gardeners @ Large and nine members of the public planted the remainder according to a plan drawn up by the FVWC, VHHS and the MRSS. Two students from the University and a local preschooler helped. Leadership students from Agassiz High School planned to come but were unable due to unforeseen complications.
Everyone dressed for the weather & wore gum boots or sturdy foot wear. (see photos)
MRSS official photographer captured the event on camera.
Snacks, juice and water well received.
Pizza lunch from Dominos who opened when closed to serve us and was devoured by the wet, hungry and tired planters.
On the last weekend of September MRSS hosts a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup of the Harrison Lake foreshore and the lagoon. In 2013 & 2014 we also did an in-river cleanup from the Maple Street canoe launch to the Fred Hardy foot bridge. In 2016 the Harrison Yacht Club cleaned the lake shore. The Village of Harrison Hot Springs supports us in this event. Join us on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the the Harrison Lake Plaza at 10 am to noon.
MRSS likes to take part in the Harrison Festival of the Arts Children’s Day in July each year. We display fish from the Miami under the watchful eye of a professional biologist. The endangered Salish sucker, Coho salmon, three-spined stickleback, and a crayfish have all been displayed. Education of children to the importance of our water ecosystems is paramount for a healthy future.
MRSS take part in the July 1st Canada Day Parade. It musters on Walnut Street beside the Elementary School and follows a route through the Village of Harrison Hot Springs. The parade usually moves off at 5 PM and ends around 6 PM.
MRSS took part in the 2014 Harrison Health and Wellness Fair at Memorial Hall. The restored riparian area and walking trails along the greenway promotes good health. Riparian areas provide water filtration, oxygen and carbon dioxide balance, wind protection, shade and biodiversity – all important for your health and wellness.