Creek flows backwards on BC Rivers Day
RiverSong is an annual event on BC Rivers Day at Cuthbert Holmes Park where the community sings the salmon home to their creek of birth. The District of Saanich, Gorge Waterway Initiative, Friends of Cuthbert Holmes Park, and community elders hosted residents in the forest with a tea tent and conversation on how to protect their ancient spawning grounds. Thanks to a flooding tide, the water in Colquitz Creek flowed upstream as residents toured along its banks with HAT's Todd Carnahan. Many learned about habitat conservation and human impacts as the Colquitz Creek watershed continues to develop. Below, residents watch a Belted Kingfisher dive for minnows.