SEP Community Workshop 2013
Bowen Island BC, May 17-19, 2013
The planning of this wonderful event has already begun. We have a committed team who have been involved in the undertaking of these workshop before, and our volunteers are looking forward to working within this team. We will meet once a month till January and then more frequently as needed. Our team will include volunteers from the Bowen Island Fish and Wildlife Society, Bowen Island Streamkeepers. North Shore Streamkeepers, Seymour Salmonid Society, West Vancouver Streamkeepers, Pacific Streamkeepers Federation and four local CA's. We will be highlighting DFO BMP's for fish husbandry, streamkeeper monitoring protocols and education that works.
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A Brief History on SEP Community Workshops
May 3-5, 1991, the first SEP Community Conference was held in Port Hardy, BC, in order to recognize the enhancement community. The focus was to be on the volunteers and their contribution to the Pacific fishery (although it was open to anyone to attend).
This tradition continued on a biennial basis and the next SEP Community Workshop was held June 4-6, 1993, in Port Moody. The purpose of the workshop expanded to provide volunteers with a chance to learn new skills, share ideas, and have fun!
Thereafter, the event has continued to present, celebrating community participation and showcasing local fisheries, watershed stewardship, and conservation initiatives.
Workshop Locations and Themes:
Wetlands to Waves: sustainability through stewardship
Sustaining the Spirit
Stewardship in Transition: Impacts and Adaptations in a Changing Climate
Together is Better
Surrey/Little Campbell River
Salmon - A Part of Our Lives
SEP Community Involvement: Volunteers and Community
Enhancement in the Urban Community
Recognizing the Enhancement Community