Three local projects receive Pacific Salmon Foundation funds

Part of $1.5 million to 121 projects across the province

Three local projects are among those receiving grants from the Pacific Salmon Foundation this year, the organization announced this week.

The Abbotsford Ravine Park Salmon Enhancement Society will receive a $3,500 grant to go toward a redesign and update of its water collection system to better accommodate the raising of young fish before release. The project will cost $16,100.

The Fraser Valley Conservancy’s $27,400 plan to remove an old fish barrier from Deer Lake Brook in order to create spawning habitat and improve access for salmon will be the beneficiary of a $6,500 grant.

And the conservancy will also get $6,500 to go towards restoration work at Windebank Creek in Mission. That project, which focuses on salmon habitat and monitoring of the creek’s water and salmon, has a total cost of $23,600.

The Pacific Salmon Foundation gave a total of $1.5 million in grants to 121 different projects across British Columbia.