In late 2018, the Miami River Streamkeepers Society was asked by Mayor Leo Facio of the Village of Harrison Hot Springs to convene a group of knowledgeable professionals to advise the Village on stewardship of the Miami River watershed.
The following environmental groups participated:
Miami River Streamkeepers Society
Fraser Valley Invasive Species Society
Harrison Salmon Stronghold
Fraser Valley Conservancy
DFO Community Advisor
Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition
Raincoast Conservation Foundation
The group began meetings in early 2019, calling themselves the Miami River Restoration Project Think Tank.
In August 2019 they presented a Brief to Mayor Facio on the following topics:
Tree and Riparian Stewardship
VHHS representation on the Agassiz-Harrison Mills Drainage Committee
Habitat enhancement projects in the East Sector Lands
Community to Community forum – Salmon Stewardship in Local Agricultural Watersheds
Build Capacity for Community Engagement & Awareness -” Miami River Watercourse Trail” from the District of Kent to the Village of Harrison Hot Springs
Facio presented the brief to the VHHS Council on September 9th, 2019.
On September 12 MRSS received a letter of response from the VHHS CAO, who said:
VHHS is budgeting for a Urban Forest Management Plan
To contact the District of Kent for information on the Drainage Committee
VHHS is committed to supporting environmental stewardship and sustainable practices on Village land
The Community to Community Forum receives delegation and to contact them on Salmon Stewardship in Local Agricultural Lands
VHHS looks forward to hearing more of the proposed Miami River Watercourse Trail.
Two Stewardship Think Tank members shared ideas for “Salmon Stewardship in Local Agricultural Watersheds” with the Agassiz-Harrison Community to Community Forum on November 22, 2019.
The vision of Miami River Streamkeepers Society is to restore the Miami River through an ongoing revitalization program.