The Terminal Creek Hatchery is located in Crippen Regional Park on Bowen Island. It is operated and maintained by the Bowen Island Fish and Wildlife Club, a volunteer society incorporated in 1967.
The purpose of the Hatchery is to enhance the wild salmon stock in the most natural way possible.The original building was built in 1982 and over the years saw the expansion of the rearing room and also the addition of a meeting and interpretive room. The main yearly funding for the operation and training comes from the Public Involvement Program [PIP] from the Canadian Federal Government, the Department of Fisheries and oceans [DFO].
If you walk the Crippen Park trails you will pass right by our Hatchery.
The original water tower was built by Islanders with a grant from the Pacific Salmon Foundation. The equipment inside the tower was donated by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. In late 2008 a new metal roof was funded by Metro Vancouver Parks and installed by the Parks employees.
Coho bon voyage photos – Sunday, June 1, 2014
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