Scott Magri, a Pitt Meadows resident who is determined to bring the slough back to life as a healthy salmon habitat after years of neglect and degradation from urban development, and Lina Azeez (Watershed Watch Salmon Society) led this tour.
There was lots of interest: 22 people participated with the bike tour.
|Scott Magri and Lina Azeez|
|Lot of work to be done to clean up the slough and get the water flowing to turn it once again into viable salmon habitat|
|Scott explains to his captive audience what needs to be done at one of the stops by the slough along the multi-use path between Hammond Road and the Airport Parkway|
|Another stop along the Airport Parkway|
|At the Baynes pump station|
|We finished with a picnic at Osprey Village|
It's wonderful to see passionate people like Scott and Lina take on this huge but very worthy challenge. Lots of money will be needed to replace at least one of the 3 pump stations in Pitt Meadows that control water levels and flow in the slough with a fish-friendly one, so there's a lot of work ahead.