Getting the rearing ponds back into action

Telkwa Rearing Ponds

The Northern branch of the Steelhead Society of B.C. spent a couple of cool afternoons working on the Telkwa Coho ponds in mid-November, one of the projects the group has decided to work on this year.

On Nov. 13 and 14 a group of seven people each day went to the ponds, located at the side of the Telkwa River, to set traps to see what state the ponds were in and to tidy the place up a bit.

On Sunday the group began a clean-up to prepare for more work in the spring.

The weekend was headed up by Jessea Grice, the chair for the Northern branch of the society.

When the traps were pulled on the Sunday the group discovered that the ponds were not in use as they found no fish or fry.

Group member Alison Smith said that they spent Sunday putting back up fencing that had come down and got the pond’s culvert working again.

“It was a work bee weekend,” she said, adding that they had to pull a fair bit of garbage from the area, from paint bottles to metal scraps.

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More photos from the day:

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