Our first Major Project is to reintroduce Kokanee back in to the East side of Kootenay Lake water tributaries.
Trib·u·tar·ies streams feeding larger bodies of water: streams, rivers, or glaciers that join a larger stream, river, glacier, or a lake
Well we finally got to introduce Kokanee Fry into Crawford & Hyndryx Creek
Here is a summary of what took place.
Eastshore Freshwater Habitat Society says Thank You to everyone that had a hand in making this event successful. Crawford Bay School teachers and students. BC freshwater Society, Fish Biologists Department from Nelson and staff from Fish Hatchery from Bull river. Thanks to all the local people that turned out to help and put fish into the creeks. What a great day for the fish, we all gave life to the Creeks and Kootenay Lake.
Enjoy the pictures and memory of this event
93,000 Kokanee Fry in Crawford Creek & 5000 in Hyndryx
How you can help:•
It is important to obey angling regulations and habitat protection bylaws, guidelines and regulations, since they are designed to protect the fish and their habitat. You should also Observe, Record and Report violations of the regulations by phoning 1-800-663-9453.• Never transport live fish or other organisms from one body of water to another.This could transfer diseases and parasites from one ecosystem to another, or upset the natural balance in the ecosystem where they are released.• Be aware that what you dump down the sink or into sewers may find its way into streams.
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IThe word “kokanee” – it is derived from the Salish language term “kekeni” which means “redfish.” This word was common among several Interior Salish tribes: most locally the Sinixt, also the Okanagan, Methow and Skoyelpi people. The Sinixt called today’s Lasca Creek at Nine Mile Narrows “yakskekeni” – place of many redfish.
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