Category Archives: Streamkeeping

BC Hydro Byrne Creek Site Meeting > 2-Hour Tour!

BC Hydro approached Byrne Creek Streamkeepers to get a creek orientation.

Folks were so enthusiastic about exploring the creek and ravine today that a 15-minute site meeting turned into a two-hour ramble! 

Hydro staff are planning a watershed display and activities during the Rivers Day week in September, and BCSS volunteers will set up our booth and information display at the Hydro building, and perhaps lead a creek tour or two.

bc hydro byrne creek tour

We came across this huge banana slug:

banana slug

Leading Kids on Tour of Byrne Creek in Burnaby, BC

Every summer the City of Burnaby Parks Department has summer camps for kids at Ron McLean Park in SE Burnaby. For the second year, Byrne Creek Streamkeepers were asked to take the kids on a tour of the creek.

This year I was the leader, and it was a blast. We walked from the park down to the creek, and back, talking about the local fish, wildlife, plants, etc.

Byrne Creek tour summer camp kids


The famous Byrne Creek mini-Grind : – ).

Byrne Creek Invasive English Ivy Pull

As part of the City of Burnaby’s Environment Week activities, the City, Byrne Creek Streamkeepers, and the Lower Mainland Green Team collaborated on pulling invasive English Ivy from the ravine. Thanks to all the volunteers!


Streamkeeper volunteers setting up our information booth


Thanks to the Lower Mainland Green Team for providing lots of gear and supervision!


Our 3D maps of the lower mainland, and of the Byrne Creek watershed, were great hits. Made by hand by streamkeeper volunteers!


I love hands-on outdoor events!


Volunteers heading down into the ravine near the playground at Ron McLean Park in SE Burnaby, BC


The pile of ivy grows. . .


Thanking the volunteers

Byrne Creek Burnaby Invasive Ivy Pull
Yumi found this ancient stubbie that was still capped and had liquid in it, but we were afraid to open it 😉