Coquitlam groups to clean a portion of Scott Creek for Earth Day
I am always pleased to be assisting with Hoy Scott Watershed Society, and although the hatchery is located on Hoy Creek, just a short walk from my home, it's great to be focusing some attention on Earth Day over at Scott Creek. We will not be in the creek but in the riparian area along it.
Here's our press release:
Coquitlam, BC - The congregation of Eagle Ridge United Church (ERUC) is giving back to its neighbourhood in honour of International Earth Day 2015. On April 19 from 1:00pm to 3:00 pm ERUC will be joining with the Hoy/Scott Watershed Society to remove invasive plants and garbage from the banks of Scott Creek between Guildford Way and Eagleridge Drive.
"The Hoy/Scott Watershed Society has been working to remove invasive plants around the hatchery on Hoy Creek and is looking forward to expanding our work to the Scott Creek corridor in partnership with Eagle Ridge United Church" says president Lindsay Pollock.
Established in the Hoy-Scott watershed in 1987, Eagle Ridge United Church is located squarely between Hoy and Scott Creeks, which join together before entering into the Coquitlam River. Both creeks support numerous species of salmon, including chum, coho, pink and steelhead, and provide habitat for a diversity of wildlife in this urbanized neighbourhood.
"Improving the quality of this valuable habitat by removing invasive plants and garbage, and helping to restore native vegetation, is one small way our congregation is giving back to our neighbourhood" says Ingrid Brown, Associate Pastor for ERUC.
ERUC is located at 2813 Glen Drive in Coquitlam. Everyone is invited to worship on Sundays at 10 am, and participate in community events such as this Earth Day good neighbour initiative. For more information, visit www.eruc.ca or call 604-945-9811.
The Hoy / Scott Watershed Society operates a small salmon hatchery in Coquitlam and conducts a salmon enhancement program. The group stewards the Hoy and Scott Watersheds, promotes public awareness and education, and is involved in watershed restoration and preservation. Learn more at hsws.ca.