Harbour Stewardship Speaker Series - The Impact of Tire Wear Toxin on Salmon Habitat

Jun 17, 2024, 10am-11:30am

Victoria, CRD Headquarters

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Mitigating Inputs of Tire Wear Toxins to Protect Salmon Habitat 

Learn how the British Columbia Conservation Foundation, in collaboration with Vancouver Island University’s Applied Environmental Research Laboratory (VIU AERL), and other partners are working to identify which waterways along the east coast of Vancouver Island are most impacted by tire wear toxins, specifically 6-PPDQ.

6-PPDQ, was only recently discovered as the cause of ‘urban runoff mortality syndrome’ to coho salmon. These toxins enter salmon bearing streams or stormwater via untreated roadway runoff during rain events. 

Discover the monitoring results for the capital region including Gorge, Bowker, Millstream and Colwood Creeks, and the innovative 6-PPDQ sample analysis and data sharing tools.

Speakers include: Haley Tomlin from the British Columbia Conservation Foundation and Erik Krogh from Vancouver Island University’s Applied Environmental Research Laboratory. 

Check in with reception at CRD Headquarters (625 Fisgard St.). Parking is available at the Centennial Square Parkade. 


Stephanie Maasik

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Victoria, CRD Headquarters
625 Fisgard St
Victoria, BC, Canada
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