The Slocan River Streamkeepers is a non-profit society, founded in 2003, that became a fully incorporated Society (under the Society Act of British Columbia) in May, 2005. The Streamkeepers work towards protection and restoration of streams, streambeds and riparian zones fostering stream dependent biodiversity (with initial emphasis on the Slocan and Little Slocan Rivers).
Our goals are to improve public knowledge on aquatic ecosystems, to improve stewardship of aquatic and riparian ecosystems, and to identify potential ecologically sound, effective restoration projects.
To protect and restore the aquatic and riparian ecosystems of the Slocan River.
Through Education & Outreach, Restoration & Enhancement, Monitoring & Research, we collaborate with the community and local stakeholders to promote and steward the Slocan River Valley.
What We Do
The Slocan River Streamkeepers and local high school students collect data and information that gives us important information about local creeks and the Slocan River. Streamkeepers give presentations, do field trips, explore and learn about aquatic life with elementary students. Streamkeepers partner with other watershed groups in the Kootenays to do basin wide monitoring. On the ground, we work locally, planting trees, building fences, restoring river habitat, and completing scientific assessments of the river and riparian areas.
Our current projects include:
- Riparian, in-stream and wetland restoration
- Water quality and quantity monitoring
- Elementary and high school education programs
- Annual fish counts
- Fish habitat assessments and mapping
- Sensitive Ecosystems Inventory (SEI) mapping
- SWAMP – Slocan Wetlands Assessment and Monitoring Project