Streamkeepers Training in Coquitlam July 15/16
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:58pm

Streamkeepers Training

The course will cover Modules 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 & 11 of the Streamkeepers Handbook and Modules.

Date: July 15th and 16th 2017

Time: 9:30 to 4:30, instructors will stay to answer any questions you may have

Location: Hoy Creek behind the Coquitlam Firehall
Meet at: 1300 Pinetree Way Coquitlam

Price: $50 per student, Streamkeepers Handbook and Modules can be purchased at the course for the reduced price of $20

Instructors: ZoAnn Morten and Dianne Ramage

Please bring a pencil, calculator, bag lunch, water and your enthusiasm. Dress for the weather and be sure to wear your boots or waders. All class time is in the field. Instructors will bring all equipment needed as well as data sheets.

Please sign me up

Name: ______ ___________ Phone: _________________


Cheque enclosed: ________

Handbook: __________

Please send registration form to: 1858 Beaulynn Place North Vancouver, BC V7J 2T1
For more information, please call
Zo Ann Morten at 604- 986-5059 or email at

With Streamkeepers training, people gain knowledge about aquatic habitats. Everyone, from residents to land developers, foresters, farmers, and ranchers, needs to become aware of how important good watershed practices are to the long term protection of our environment. With Streamkeepers Training, participants will be able to “write a report card” on their waterway in regards to the following topics:

Introductory and Advanced Stream Habitat Survey – The mapping process helps you relate land and water use with stream health in the watershed. You will be able to identify habitats in need of protection or restoration. Documenting habitat problems, such as erosion, insufficient stream bank vegetation, pollution sources, or stream barriers, helps you choose appropriate restoration projects.

Advanced Stream Habitat Survey – This module conducts a detailed habitat assessment and will include measuring water discharge, streambed material, bank stability, stream bank vegetation, overhead canopy, and riparian zone assessments.

Water Quality Survey – Water quality measurements provide basic information about your stream. You will learn to measure turbidity, dissolved oxygen, pH, and temperature.

Stream Invertebrate Survey - Invertebrates play an important role in the aquatic food chain. They eat algae, leaves, or organic debris and are food for fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and other insects in the stream ecosystem. The various kinds of invertebrates you find in your stream tell a lot about the health of your watershed.

Streamside Planting: Riparian vegetation is a very important part of a stream ecosystem. Plants stabilize stream banks, reduce erosion, and provide protective cover for fish. Trees provide shade, which helps control water temperatures. Logs fall into the stream, where they create diverse habitat and help dissipate erosion energy. Leaf litter provides an important source of food for stream organisms. Plants trap sediment and filter out pollutants before they reach the stream. They help the soil absorb precipitation and release it slowly during dry spells. The riparian area provides habitat and travel routes for birds and wildlife

    • we had a cancellationZo Ann Morten, Wed Jul 12 8:00pm
      we had a cancellation so if you are able there is an opening in this weekends training session
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