LITTLE CAMPBELL WATERSHED SOCIETY

ABOUT LCWS

The Little Campbell Watershed Society focuses on activities to preserve, enhance and restore fish, wildlife, water resources and green space within the Little Campbell River Watershed.  Local residents meet the 2nd Wednesday of February, April, June, September and November at 7 pm at the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Clubhouse, 1284 184 St.  Surrey.

The LCWS conducts their stewardship activities in unceded Coast Salish territory.

Volunteers with the LCWS and our partner organizations participate in activities like:
 

  • Riparian Enhancement

  • Educational Events and Programs

  • Community Mapping and Surveys

  • Water Quality Sampling

  • Invertebrate Sampling

  • Fish Releases

  • Review development proposals in the watershed and submit concerns to the City of Surrey and Township of Langley planning

 

Understand. Restore. Enhance.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

The Little Campbell River and its tributaries flow through five jurisdictions, is over 30 km long and drains 74km2 into Semiahmoo Bay and the Boundary Bay system.

Crucial habitats include:  Salmon spawning areas, important wetlands, old field habitat, coastal Douglas-fir woodlands, floodplain, estuary, and saltmarsh.

In the SENĆOŦEN language of the Semiahmoo First Nation the name of  the river is TAT-A-LU .

NATURE LIVES HERE

The diversity of the Little Campbell River watershed makes it ideal habitat for hundreds of species of plants and animals.

  • Species at Risk:  Green and Great blue heron, Pacific water shrew, Oregon spotted and Red legged frogs, Salish sucker and Anise swallowtail. 
     

  • Wild salmonid species:  Coho, Chinook, Chum, and Steelhead salmon, and Cutthroat trout. 
     

  • Other wildlife:  beaver, mink, coyote, raccoon, deer,  salamanders, river otter, Townsends chipmunk, garter snakes and numerous bird species. 
     

  • Rare plant species:  Northern rice root, False pimpernel, and Henderson’s checkermallow and more.

KEY CONCERNS

The diverse flora and fauna of the Little Campbell River, including its wild salmon species, depend on healthy habitat to survive.  This includes a good supply of clean water.  The current impacts of licensed water extraction on water volumes, combined with population pressures and forecast effects of climate change, create serious threats to the health of the river.

 

Water quality in the Little Campbell and marine waters of Semiahmoo Bay face challenges from the cumulative impact of both point (focused) and non-point (diffuse) sources of pollution.  Key examples include storm water run-off from settled areas, insensitive agricultural practices and failing septic systems.

 

Urbanization and increasing pressure from development results in alteration or loss of habitat.  If the changes are too extreme, ecosystem health will disappear.

CONTACT LITTLE CAMPBELL WATERSHED SOCIETY

c/o Little Campbell Hatchery

1284 184th Street

Surrey, BC  V3Z 9R9

Phone:  604-546-0336

Fax:  604-534-6593

 

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Little Campbell Watershed Society

Mailing Address:

c/o the Little Campbell Hatchery

1284 - 184 Street, Surrey, BC V3Z 9R9

Phone: 604-546-0336    Fax: 604-534-6593

stewardship@leps.bc.ca

independenthouse.dave@gmail.com

©2019 by Little Campbell Watershed Society. 

Important Numbers

Provincial Emergency Program 1-800-663-3456
Environment Canada 604-666-6100
Fisheries and Oceans 1-800-465-4336
Ministry of Environment 1-800-663-9453

 

or contact your local health authorities or fire department.