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Simms sign is all about the creek

Unveiling the new sign for Simms Creek are (from left) Bob Tonkin from Simms Creek Stewards, Mayor Charlie Cornfield, Barry Peters from DFO and Tom Easton of the Simms Creek Stewards. - Kristen Douglas/The Mirror
Unveiling the new sign for Simms Creek are (from left) Bob Tonkin from Simms Creek Stewards, Mayor Charlie Cornfield, Barry Peters from DFO and Tom Easton of the Simms Creek Stewards.
— image credit: Kristen Douglas/The Mirror

A new sign along the upgraded section of the Island Highway explains the significance of the Simms Creek watershed.

The sign features colourful pictures of the watershed and is designed to educate the public on the importance of maintaining Simms Creek.

It explains how a healthy watershed can provide vegetation to wildlife and how the soil helps filter pollutants.

The new sign, which was unveiled Wednesday morning by Mayor Charlie Cornfield, Tom Easton and Bob Tonkin from the Simms Creek Stewards, and Barry Peters from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, is located just south of Rockland Road and near the Simms Creek lift station.

The unveiling was in advance of the Salmon Steward Enhancement Community Workshop, to be hosted in the city this weekend.

The workshop is attracting  people from across B.C. and Yukon, and will assist them in carrying out stream stewardship, enhancement and environmental advocacy activities in their communities.

The city will have the opportunity to showcase its own initiatives, such as the new Simms Creek sign, with respect to recycling, stewardship, environmental action, opportunities for training, post secondary course offerings and green space management.

 

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