Rain or shine environmental event offers photo and interview opportunities
Bayview Heights Public School students, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority employees will be joining Bring Back The Salmon (BBTS) staff in improving fish habitat by cleaning litter from stream banks throughout Brock Ridge Community Park.
Friday April 15, 2016
Brock Ridge Community Park, 2030 Brock Road, Pickering, ON
9:30 a.m. Students arrive
10:00 a.m. — Stream clean up begins
11:30 a.m. — Lunch break
12 p.m. — Educational activities with Toronto Region Conservation Authority
Background: Bring Back the Salmon involves more than 40 partners working to restore the once thriving Atlantic Salmon to Lake Ontario and its tributaries. The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) and Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) head the initiative, with integral support from lead sponsor Ontario Power Generation (OPG). TD Friends of the Environment Foundation is also a major contributor. The MNRF is raising production salmon in two facilities, with Fleming College raising Atlantic Salmon in its teaching hatchery, while OPG’s Pickering nuclear station is also playing host to a small Atlantic Salmon classroom hatchery. Bring Back The Salmon includes fish stocking, habitat rehabilitation, research and education. There are promising signs that this long-term restoration effort is working. Come on out Friday to see it firsthand.
With over 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters, and 735 member clubs, the OFAH is the province’s largest nonprofit, fish and wildlife conservation-based organization and the VOICE of anglers and hunters. For more information, visit www.bringbackthesalmon.ca or follow Bring Back The Salmon on Facebook (ontariosalmon) and Twitter (@ontariosalmon).
Altlantic Salmon Restoration Program Coordinator
Manager of Communications
705-748-6324 ext. 270