Three prominent Comox Valley residents toured the Oyster River Enhancement Society’s hatchery and side channels last week.
On Tuesday, Oct. 21, CVRD Area C director Edwin Grieve, a leading proponent in the creation of Bear Creek Nature Park in 2011 for which he was made a Life Member of the Oyster River Enhancement Society (ORES), together with Town of Comox Mayor Paul Ives and Comox Valley Realtor Ronni Lister, spent the morning touring the hatchery site and learning more about the projects ORES is currently undertaking.
“I love coming back to ORES – the volunteers are just amazing,” Grieves said after his tour. “I look back on the creation of Bear Creek with a great deal of pride!”
“I’m always pleased to see how great the impact of volunteers can be on improving salmon habitat for future generations,” said Ives, who was visiting ORES for the first time.
“I will be taking some of the Oyster River Enhancement Society’s ideas back to Brooklyn Creek in Comox where our Streamkeepers do volunteer enhancement work.”
“I’m a big personal supporter of the Pacific Salmon Foundation and all of the work they do throughout B.C. with some 35,000 volunteers,” said Lister. “ORES is a prime example of what individual and collective volunteer effort can accomplish.”
ORES is a registered Canadian charitable society established in 1983 to enhance the Oyster River salmonids. For further information, please visit our website at www.oysterriverenhancement.org.