Community Watershed Monitoring Stewardship Group Profiles
Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers
With 50 active members, this group of enthusiastic individuals gets a lot done. They focus their efforts on restoring riparian areas, removing invasive plants and participating in or planning public education events. The group takes part in continuous restoration work on the Little Qualicum River Estuary, Whiskey and Beach Creek and the monitoring of a smolt trap on Grandon Creek. They do all of this and still kindly collect important surface water quality data for the RDN's Community Watershed Monitoring Network. Recently, after several years of hard work and planning, the group completed construction of the Faye Smith Pavillion which is dedicated to the memory of a dear friend and fellow streamkeeper. The pavilion, which replaced the “Brant Viewing Platform” on the beach in Qualicum, features panoramic views and interpretive signage of the surrounding ecosystem and recognition of the Qualicum First Nations traditional territory and history. For more information on the QBS, visit qbstreamkeepers.ca or if you’d just like to get out into nature and see their work with your own eyes, take a trip to the Pavillion or a walk through Seaside Nature Park.