Sockeye Salmon Flag flies at Vancouver City Hall!

Vancouver City Hall Salmon FlagVancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson has declared September 2010 to be the 5th annual “Wild Salmon Month” in the City of Vancouver.

In light of the stellar return of sockeye to the Fraser River this year, it is even more important to call attention to the connection between the city, the Fraser River and our wild salmon.

The False Creek Watershed Society has offered Vancouver City Hall a Salmon Flag to fly during the month of September. The statue of Captain George Vancouver points to its current location.

The False Creek Watershed Society, along with some Vancouver City councillors, and other salmon and watershed supporters will gather around the flagpole to read the Salmon Month Proclamation, hear some good words on salmon and rally around Sammy Sockeye as he flies the flag. Event takes place on Tuesday, September 21 at noon to 1:00p, on the north side of Vancouver City Hall (one block from Canada Line – Broadway).

To celebrate salmon month, the False Creek Watershed Society is hosting the Lost Streams Walk series:

Sept 18 Vancouver’s Ancient Tsusnahm Creek – with Terry Slack
Sept 18 Gibby’s Field – remnants of the last surviving creek bed of the once-vast China Creek system – with Dan Fass
Sept 19 Ancient Salmon Stream and Musqueam Village at Jericho Beach -with Victor Guerin
Sept 25 A Walk with the Ancient Plants of Camosun Bog – with Terry Taylor
Oct 2 Mount Pleasant’s Brewery Creek and the Natural Landscape of Vancouver – with Bruce Macdonald
Oct 17 Lost Streams Discussions – why is it important to talk about Lost Streams? – with Celia Brauer and the Historians

I attended a walk at Musqueam Creek last weekend and found it very interesting. I highly recommend joining one. Suggested donations of $5.00 to $10.00 welcome.

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