I had a lovely evening at the Burnaby Art Gallery chatting with folks about streamkeeping and the Stream of Dreams Murals Society watershed education and art program at the cool Uninterruped VR salmon show.
I was interviewed live on the CBC Early Edition this morning on the topic of the heat wave in BC and the impact on local creeks and salmon.
Volunteer streamkeepers have recorded temperatures as high as 20.5 C in Byrne Creek in SE Burnaby, which is higher than is healthy for salmonids.
Water temperatures surpassing the upper teens mean less oxygen in the water, and also stress salmon, leaving them more vulnerable to diseases and pararasites.
I don’t know how long CBC Radio leaves links up, but here it is:
Grooming Great Blue Heron at Fraser Foreshore Park in SE Burnaby, BC, earlier today.
Damn it’s dry out there. A few images from my Byrne Creek ravine walk this morning. Leaves are turning and falling, cedars right next to the creek are drying out. . .
The view from the upper Byrne Creek trail looking over south Burnaby, BC. Not a cloud in the sky. . .