August 1st 2017 water quality testing

On 1st August Sheila and Linda Mc ventured out through the summer jungle of growth to test the creeks. After a very wet winter, we had had little rain for nearly 8 weeks. The creeks were still flowing in all locations, tho Piercy under the Connector was barely moving and the quality was low. There […]

Water Testing May 2017

Bill and Neil went testing on a cool, cloudy day. Our DO meter was not working and so they could not test dissolved oxygen or % oxygen or temperature. After some rain the turbidity levels were  high in Piercy Creek at Cumberland Road and at Marsden Road. pH was borderline….on the low side at several sites.Here […]

Fish Fence engineers

The fish fence at Millard has been giving us, and some fry, trouble this spring due to the constant rain pushing the water levels up.  Steve and Robin were out in all their waterproof gear fixing the fence recently and were caught on camera by Wendy! Photo below!

Water Quality April 2017

Sheila, Cheuey and Linda Mc tested the waters and counted smolts on April 20th, a lovely sunny day after a lot of rain. The creeks were running medium high and turbidity was increased because of this. Piercy Creek at River Meadows and at the Connector were high turbidity, but just within provincial guidelines which show 6.5 […]

Installing fish fences

Several stewards braved the very wet weather and worked on installing the fish fence on the Millard Rearing Channel and one at a new location on Piercy Trib 1.  Wet wellies was the order of the day. There was lots of acton and as the day got wetter, some problems with the mud! Photos not […]

Water Quality Testing March 2017

Cheuey, Marcia and Sheila went to test the waters after a night of heavy rain on March 22 2017. As expected, turbidity was high in every site except Millard @ Minto which was only 0.09 NTU.  We added another site to our testing routine, at the Millard fish fence just up from the footbridge. The […]

MPWS Spawning Salmon Survey 2016

                                   Enumeration of spawning salmon within watersheds provides information helpful in assessment and management of salmon stocks including identification of future enhancement opportunities. However, it is recognized that accurate salmon counts are often impossible to obtain due to poor […]

There were so many chum salmon….

…we have never seen so many chum returning to spawn. We just hope that the high water levels in the creeks did not spoil their spawning. Click on this post to see a video of busy Millard Creek near the boardwalk

MPWS AGM report Nov 10th 2016

A roomful of Millard Piercy Stewards gathered on Nov 10th 2016 for our AGM. .Below are the main points raised and discussed at the meeting. 1.Discussion of activities and projects. MPWS continues to maintain our activities related to fish and water monitoring and has had increasing input and impact on development monitoring and riparian protection […]

Water Quality Testing Nov 1st 2016

Bill and Terry went testing in a lull between the sever storms which have been hitting our valley this fall. Turbidity was back to acceptable levels except at Piercy at Marsden downstream from the dairy farm. Overall pH was low at all sites, keeping just below 6.00. Results are here:mpws-water-quality-2016-11-nov1 With the wild weather bringing […]

Water Quality Oct 24 2016

Bill and Terry went out on a wild, wet and windy day to test the waters. As expected, turbidity was high, above the recommended  8 ntu, except at Millard below Minto Road and Trib 1 at CLR.   With the wild weather Bill and Terry could not test 6 of our sites. Results are here:mpws-water-quality-2016-10-oct24

Water Quality 18 Oct 2016

Sheila, Cheuey and Linda Mac tested the creeks today – four days after a huge storm followed by a wet weekend. All sites, except Millard at Minto, showed signs of having flooded two to three feet above their banks. Pierce creek under the Connector bridge had been very high almost filling the area under the […]