Monday January 16, 2023

The Weather Network

If you’ve ever wanted to chuck a dead salmon, an event on Vancouver Island this weekend may be your chance.

For the past 20 years, a group of conservationists have been tossing dead salmon into a creek bed in Saanich, B.C., as part of the annual Douglas Creek Salmon Transplant. This year, they are inviting the public to take part.

Volunteers will throw more than 100 salmon carcasses into Douglas Creek in PKOLS (Mt. Douglas Park) on Saturday. The PKOLS-Mount Douglas Conservancy says salmon carcasses are tossed into the creek to mimic the natural lifecycle, improving the health of the creek by providing nutrients to the ecosystem.

The carcasses will help nourish young salmon fry that will be brought to the stream from the Howard English Fish Hatchery, as well as other animals in the park.

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