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Pacific Salmon Foundation
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Devoted to spreading awareness about the state of Pacific salmon in B.C.
Devoted to spreading awareness about the state of Pacific salmon in B.C.

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This video of a couple of Surrey pit bulls fishing for salmon recently went viral. A reminder to keep an eye on your dogs when salmon are running. Not to mention dead carcasses can be deadly to four-legged pals:
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2015/05/21/Pit-bulls-catch-salmon-in-their-mouths-in-viral-video/2791432221809/
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Seals get a really bad rap when it comes to causes for salmon declines in the Strait of Georgia. But we really don't know their true impact. Watch last night's segment on CTV Vancouver Island about our new project in partnership with the UBC Marine Mammal Unit to bring some clarity to the debate.

http://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=612595
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A couple weeks ago we held our annual South Vancouver Island Dinner to raise funds for local salmon conservation projects. This was our first time at the historic Fairmont Empress and wow, did it turn it up a notch! Some say the Fairmont Empress is the 'castle on the coast' and it's for good reason. Here's some highlights!
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A new study suggests that raingardens could be vital to salmon conservation. Well then, give yourselves a pat on the back Pacific Salmon Foundation donors, because you've been supporting raingardens for years through the work of the Cougar Creek Streamkeepers. Our donors are a very clever bunch! http://ow.ly/HM6oW (4 photos)
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Oceanside a sleepy town? I don't think so! Check out these dance moves from our Oceanside Gala! There's still time to be a part of this and help support local salmon conservation projects. Limited tickets are still availalbe - $60 for singles or $550 for a table of ten. Contact 250.752.1083 or gonfial@shaw.ca for dinner ticket information. Or pick them up in person at Gone Fishin' in Nanaimo or Bowser.
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We wanted to share this great photo album from the salmon carcass transplant in Mount Douglas Park, Victoria with the Friends of Mount Douglas Park Society. Think really happy kids and dead fish. Sounds kind of morbid, but transplanting dead salmon is one of the best things you can do for an ecosystem. It's like a nutrient bomb for the surrounding plants, animals and waterways. And again, the kids love it!

http://mountdouglaspark.ca/web/PhotoAlbums/Salmon_Carcass_Transplant_2015/index.html
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A story of gloom and hope! In a groundbreaking analysis of data from hundreds of sources, a team of scientists have concluded that humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented damage to the oceans and the animals living in them. BUT IT'S NOT TOO LATE!

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/16/science/earth/study-raises-alarm-for-health-of-ocean-life.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share
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Pacific Salmon Foundation donors and Salmon Stamp dollars at work in the community! Great article below about some of the important projects for salmon our partners helped support in 2014 in the Williams Lake area. Give yourselves a pat on the back.

http://www.wltribune.com/community/287981141.html
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Just wanted to share this great article about late BC artist and salmon steward Ron Gruber. Mr. Gruber worked tirelessly to bring salmon back to Spanish Bank Creek, and was rewarded in 2000 following an 80-year absence. Sadly Mr. Gruber passed away recently, but his work is emblematic of the efforts of community volunteers working on streams across the province. Well done Mr. Gruber, you've left a beautiful legacy.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/how-one-bc-artist-helped-revive-a-vancouver-park-salmon-stream/article22174373/
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