Ladysmith Sportsmen’s Club grateful for funding for hatchery water line upgrades

The Ladysmith Sportsmen’s Club Bush Creek Hatchery site has received funding for hatchery water line upgrades.

Editor:

The Ladysmith Sportsmen’s Club Bush Creek Hatchery site has received funding from the Pacific Salmon Foundation for hatchery water line upgrades.

The Bush Creek Hatchery, operated by the Ladysmith Sportsmen’s Club volunteers, is located on TimberWest land on Bush Creek.

The hatchery has been in operation for 23 years.

The project taking place consists of the removal of original steel pipe, changing the water intake and looking for other water sources, such as a spring-fed well. We would like to add groundwater to our existing water flow from Bush Creek.

We had a very dry fall in 2013, causing low water alarms to go off in early March, as well as freeze ups to the system.

We are hoping by adding an additional water source that we can solve the water volume concerns, as well as add warmer groundwater to help aid in salmon rearing.

Thank you to the Pacific Salmon Foundation, TimberWest, Department of Fisheries and Oceans,  Dr. Clough and the Ladysmith Sportsmen’s Club volunteers for all your support over the years enhancing salmon and salmon habitat.

Dave Judson

Ladysmith Sportsmen’s Club