Help Habitat Fundraiser
everyone on a job well done. Thank you volunteers, and prize and
merchandise donors. The Chilliwack River again is the big winner.
We had an excellent lunch with about 120 in attendance. Everyone
enjoyed the lunch, auctions and the door prizes.
2nd $ 500.00 Barry Penner (our MLA)
3rd $ 250.00 Dean Werk
Barry Penner our MLA graciously donated his prize money back to
the Chilliwack River Action Committee to go toward our habitat restoration
projects. Thank you Barry.
The fundraiser raised approximately $3,800. clear. Add to this the
$500.00 from Barry brings the sum up to $4,300.00. That's a lot
more than last year.
This money works as seed money necessary when applying to funding
agencies like the Pacific Salmon Foundation and the Habitat Conservation
Trust Fund for project money. Habitats Restoration work requires
big equipment and professional help which is costly.
projects next year are:
the Stabilizing of the Tolmie Clay Slide
2. Off-channel spawning and rearing ponds next to Lovely Pond, Ryder
Creek and Thompson Park.
We also have commitments for next year from:
Fish and Game Protective Association:$2,000.00
Chilliwack River Ratepayers Association:$2,000.00
Fraser Valley Regional District electoral Area E:$5,000.00
Chilliwack Bingo (we work for this):$5,000.00
Habitat restoration is the single most important thing we can do
to assure the sustainability of our fishery resources and future
sport fishing opportunity. Thanks again, we are well on our way.