April 24, 2012: PSF/CSP inform us we have been awarded a $3095 grantfor continued restorative plantings along the greenway. Partners are VHHS, CIB, FVWC, FVIPC, Sts’ailes Rights and Title and Friends of the Harrison Forest.
May 8, 2012: Mark Johnson DFO Community Advisor Eastern Fraser Valley visits and suggests Streamkeepers and the hotel might work together to improve the habitat along the lower river. A letter was sent to Danny Crowell, General Manger on March 23, 2013 but the hotel has no schedule to upgrade (riparian).
June 28, 2012: MRSkS incorporated under the Society Act of BC
June 23, 2012: Janne and Mary attend the Salmon Enhancement Program’s Ugly Bug Ball at Rocha’s Brooksdale Environmental Centre in Surrey. Our newly completed MRSkS tri-fold info board is put on display
July 2012: PSF/CSP Grantstorm drain marking through VHHS with assistance of CIB and Harrison Daycare
July 2012: Inventory List updated. Value $1 562. 27 including water testing equipment, vests, tools, camera, and paper & ink cartridges. Backpack and Chestwaders purchased after update and valued at ~$540
Aug 21 2012: letter to mayor and council urging them to define the pathway cut into the 300-block riparian in November 2010 with gravel and to also gravel the grassy pathway in the 200-block to transform the “private property look” into an inviting public pathway
September 15, 2012: Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, 11 participants, Bear Aware Booth, 28 lbs. Garbage, daily assignment of a Village worker to beach litter pick up cut down amount picked up compared to 2011
September 16, 2012: Letter to Agassiz-Harrison Observer editor on results of GCSC,
October 17 & 18, 2012: PSF/CSP Grant Public Planting Days. 380-shrubs installed in 200 to 400 blocks of greenway. 25 volunteers including DFO Community Advisor. Pizza lunch funded by compensation funds.
October 21 2012: letter to editor reporting on October 17 & 18, 2012 public planting
October 25, 2012: PSF/CSP Grant planting by MRSkS members. 20-water plants installed at170 Cedar to replace those washed out by high water in spring 2012 now cottonwood logs on bank
November 15, 2012: MRSkS apply to VHHS Grant to Groups for $1000
November 25, 2012: MRSkS director’s tour BC Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration AGM delegates around the lagoon, 170 Cedar and greenway restorations.
November 27, 2012: PSF/CSP Grant planting MRSkS members 22 sword fern, 10 cattails and 4 slough sedge, funds left over from initial Oct 17-18 planting
January 23, 2013: Public Involvement Program Grant Application submitted fro $1146 for an in river cleanup on Rivers Day 2013. We were not successful.