Burnaby Streamkeepers Program
Update: The fall 2016 salmon spawning season saw record numbers of Chum salmon (and lesser numbers of Coho salmon) return to Burnaby streams to spawn. The run began in mid-October and peaked in mid-November, 2016. View this map to see in which Burnaby streams salmon were observed.
The City of Burnaby supports environmental stewardship groups that help protect and restore Burnaby’s many Waterways and Watersheds throughout the City. These groups and their dedicated volunteers play an important role in monitoring, enhancing and speaking on behalf of Burnaby‘s watercourses and streamside riparian areas. City staff work closely with streamkeeper groups on a number of initiatives, events and activities.
Active streamkeeper and watershed stewardship groups in Burnaby include:
- Beecher Creek Streamkeepers
- Burnaby Lake Park Association
- Burnaby Lake Systems Project (BCIT)
- Burnaby Streamkeepers (city-wide)
- Byrne Creek Streamkeepers Society
- Eagle Creek Streamkeepers
- Evergreen BC, Uncover Your Creeks Program at Jim Lorimer Park (city wide)
- Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-up (city-wide)
- Jerry Rogers Creek Streamkeepers
- Sapperton Fish and Game Club (Brunette River)
- Silver Creek Streamkeepers
- Stoney Creek Environment Committee
- UniverCity Neighbours for Environmental Sustainability (Burnaby Mountain)
Additional Streamkeeper resources:
- Fish, Birds and Wildlife in Burnaby
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada
- BC Stewardship Centre
- Pacific Streamkeepers Federation
- Stream of Dreams Mural Society
To report a spill, dumping or environmental emergency, contact the Engineering Department at 604-294-7982 or visit the City's Environmental Emergency Response page for more information.
To assist in identifying your Burnaby watershed or help find a streamkeepers group near you, contact the Planning Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-294-7400.
The City of Burnaby has a broad range of Environmental Programs and Initiatives. Click the link to find out more.