Rivershed News

In the foreground, a group of six people of varying ages are gathered in a circle, holding papers and talking. Behind them is a hill of farmland, a fence, and some evergreen trees and a house at the top of the hill.

Foodlands Fall Updates and Successes

In August 2021, Rivershed launched the Foodlands Corridor Restoration Program and began work on the first pilot restoration site along the sc̓e:ɬxʷəy̓əm (Salmon River)* in Langley, in the shared territory of the Kwantlen, Katzie, Semiahmoo and Matsqui Nations. Two years later, the transformative impact of Foodlands is evident. Seven parcels along the river have undergone…

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Current Job Opportunities

Regional Engagement Manager We are looking for a dynamic individual to play a pivotal role in fostering collaboration and outreach across the Fraser Watershed. More information Creative Coordinator We are looking for a Creative Coordinator to work collaboratively with our team to develop and share compelling graphics and communications collateral across all of our channels…

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New issue of Rivershed Stories is out!

Rivershed Stories is our monthly newsletter that highlights news, events and opportunities within the Fraser Watershed. It is full of content provided by YOU, and we can’t thank you enough for sharing! Please feel free to send us news, events and opportunities that you would like to see promoted throughout the watershed. October 27 issue: Salmon migration…

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Image of a little brown bat that appears to be sleeping on a branch.

Creepy but cool critters in the Fraser Watershed

In recognition of the ‘spooky season’ of Autumn, we want to highlight some of the ‘scary species’ that can be found in the Fraser Watershed to help us get in the mood for Halloween! 👻 Little Brown Bat The little brown bat, or little brown myotis, is a small mammal that can catch an astonishing…

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Salmon and River Celebrations in the Fraser Watershed

Each year as summer comes to an end, salmon leave the ocean to make their way up rivers and streams to spawn. Throughout the province, there are family-friendly events celebrating local rivers and the return of salmon. These are great opportunities to connect with communities and learn about local Watershed CPR efforts. We will be…

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Rivershed is making a splash with the UN Decade!

Rivershed’s work on Watershed CPR (Connect. Protect. Restore.) is getting global attention. We recently accepted an invitation to become an Actor in the #GenerationRestoration movement, driving positive changes on the ground through ecosystem restoration initiatives! The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (UN Decade) is a rallying call for the protection and revival of ecosystems all…

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The sc̓e:ɬxʷəy̓əm (Salmon River) corridor continues to grow!

Planting at the new site. Photo courtesy of Langley Environmental Partners Society. Thank you to the knowledge keepers and speakers from the Kwantlen and Katzie Nations for providing the Halkomelem translations used throughout this blog post. The capitalized translations are Halq’eméylem (Upriver dialect of Halkomelem) and the lowercase words are hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Downriver dialect). The Langley…

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Salmon Lifecycle

Salmon are one of the most well-known species found in the Fraser Watershed. They are anadromous fish, meaning they spend parts of their life in both freshwater and saltwater habitats. Salmon begin life in freshwater rivers, streams and lakes but live their adult lives in the ocean before returning upriver to reproduce. The Fraser River…

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