Fraser Valley Conservancy volunteers Joyce Williams and her sons David and Levi build a cover structure of the creek to provide shelter for the salmon.

Fraser Valley Conservancy volunteers Joyce Williams and her sons David and Levi build a cover structure of the creek to provide shelter for the salmon.

Volunteers enhance Windebank Creek fish habitat

Fraser Valley Conservancy project included the building of rock weirs and wood complexes.

  • Sep. 19, 2014 5:00 p.m.

Volunteers from the Fraser Valley Conservancy were at Windebank Creek last weekend to hand build structures in the stream to enhance the fish habitat.

Rock weirs and wood complexes were built to enhance the creek where it runs through a conservancy property. In 2008, fish habitats in the creek were damaged by a development company that was later ordered to pay $80,000 in fines. In 2011 years later, the property was divided into two parcels, with one of them being gifted to the Conservancy. In addition to being fined, the development company was also ordered to pay for the property’s resoration.

The project was conducted in partnership with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, with funding from the Pacific Salmon Foundation.