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Dave

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Re: Bad news for Chilliwack steelhead
« Reply #45 on: May 01, 2012, 02:23:21 PM »

Well, it's taken longer than I anticipated but the ball is rolling for a long term committment to this nutrient enrichment program on the Chilliwack.  A meeting of interested groups and agencies has been organized for mid May and Fred Helmer from Fred's Custom Tackle in Vedder Crossing has offered to take administrative control.  Fred has contacts throughout the sportfishing industry and has pledged to make this program a reality.  Kudos to him for stepping up.

For this to work, funding is needed.  There will soon be opportunities to donate to this cause so all you people that previously offered $$ will get the chance ;)
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Re: Bad news for Chilliwack steelhead
« Reply #46 on: May 01, 2012, 03:09:06 PM »

Good work Dave.

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Re: Bad news for Chilliwack steelhead
« Reply #47 on: May 01, 2012, 07:29:26 PM »

Well, it's taken longer than I anticipated but the ball is rolling for a long term committment to this nutrient enrichment program on the Chilliwack.  A meeting of interested groups and agencies has been organized for mid May and Fred Helmer from Fred's Custom Tackle in Vedder Crossing has offered to take administrative control.  Fred has contacts throughout the sportfishing industry and has pledged to make this program a reality.  Kudos to him for stepping up.

For this to work, funding is needed.  There will soon be opportunities to donate to this cause so all you people that previously offered $$ will get the chance ;)


Right on man, thanks for continuing to plug away at this. There seems to be some real tangible benefits to this program, judging from the reports of the last couple of years, so it is great that it may have a chance to continue.
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Re: Bad news for Chilliwack steelhead
« Reply #48 on: May 16, 2012, 02:52:57 PM »

Well, perhaps it's time to rename this post to “Good news for Chilliwack steelhead” :)
Yesterday, at Fred’s store, we met on this subject and had representation from the BC Conservation Foundation, the Chilliwack River Action Committee, the Chilliwack Fish and Game Protective Association, the Fraser Valley Salmon Society, the Fraser River Salmon Table, the Steelhead Society of BC, the BC Federation of Driftfishers, FOC, and the BCFLNR . The outcome was extremely positive, with financial and in kind government contributions promised.  Due to the probability of an extended freshet on the Chilliwack that will negate the positive benefits of nutrient enrichment, all in attendance agreed this year it would be best to monitor the effects of no nutrient additions.  Having this additional information will improve future funding proposals.
It was good to see all the above groups, along with Fred and Jason, pulling together to make this program continue.


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Re: Bad news for Chilliwack steelhead
« Reply #49 on: May 16, 2012, 02:58:08 PM »

It is nice to hear positive things about the vedder/chillwack river . Too often the river gets mentioned in negative ways .

Great to hear and good work .  ;D
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