Campbell River spawning gravel placement coming this week

Crews with equipment such as excavators and off road rock trucks will be placing gravel

Until Aug. 15 the upper Campbell River, a few hundred metres downstream from the John Heart Generating Station, will be undergoing spawning gravel placement.

Crews with equipment such as excavators and off road rock trucks will be placing gravel into the area. During that time access to swimming, tubing and kayaking immediately upstream from the project will be restricted. Visitors will still have access to the generating station parking lot, however there may be detour routes and the possibility of delays to ensure everyones safety. The Canyon View trail will also be rerouted in the immediate area.

The Campbell River Salmon Foundation is leading this project in partnership with the Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program, BC Parks, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the DFO Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program. The wildlife restoration program is a BC Hydro initiative to address watershed issues near BC Hydro facilities.

The project will restore areas historically used by Chinook salmon. Around 2,000 sq. m. of spawning habitat will be recreated.

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