Public Cooperation Sought as Students Release Salmon Fry into Thetis Lake

Apr 28, 2011

Victoria, BC – The Capital Regional District is requesting the public’s assistance and cooperation in treating the main beach area at Thetis Lake Regional Park as a quiet zone from April 29 - May 31, 2011.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada has acquired a temporary permit allowing students to release salmon fry from their classroom projects into Thetis Lake. This is due to the recent fuel spill in Goldstream River, which damaged the fry’s home stream and compromised that watershed as healthy habitat for aquatic organisms.

CRD Regional Parks is requesting that the public not disturb the waterfront area if a release is in progress. Dog owners are requested to use a different beach when a release is underway, and to keep dogs under control and away from the students and shore.

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For further information, please contact:
Laurie Sthamann, Communications Coordinator
CRD Regional Parks
Tel: 250.360.3332 | cell: 250.889.8030