MRSS work weekly on the Greenway section of the river. We target specific areas monitoring native plants and removing invasive plants. We meet Mondays (weather permitting/ not holiday Mondays) at 327 Miami River Drive @ 10 AM. Tools, Vests and Gloves Provided. Everyone welcome.
Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival – November 21 & 22, 2015
The MRSS hosts an informational booth at the Exhibitor’s Fair at Leq’a:mel Hall the first weekend of the festival. The Chehalis flats and the Harrison River are renown in late autumn for the world’s largest congregation of bald eagles and BC’s biggest run of Chum salmon . Events run over four weekends. Go to www.fvbef.ca for more information.
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.
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.