ERA is not a fun wrecker but a fish protector

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June 16 2015

A fisherman came into the office and reported a weir had been built across Coal Creek.  This was blocking fish passage for spring spawning Westslope cutthroat trout up Coal Creek.  It is a Federal offence in the Fisheries Act to prohibit fish passage and the ERA supports keeping the Elk River fishable for future generations.  For fish to breed, they have to make it to their spawning grounds and larger fish need to make their way to the Elk River to live their life.  

The same day Bob Rainer, Operations Manager from Teck Highland Valley came into the office with a team of men looking to do community service with their Teck training program Leading for the Future.  "We thank Bob and his brawny team of volunteers for clearing fish passage on Coal Creek", said Lee-Anne Walker, Executive Director with ERA.

 

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Elk River Alliance
a community-based water group that aims to connect people to the Elk River ensuring it is drinkable, fishable and swimmable for future generations.