Join TUC for the 2012 Fish Rescue
Trout Unlimited Canada invites volunteers of all ages to join us for our 2012 Fish Rescue. This project provides an excellent "hands-on" activity for individuals, families, youth groups and community groups.
Numerous irrigation diversion structures exist on many river systems and on-stream reservoirs in southern Alberta. However, most of these structures do not have operable fish exclusion devices to keep both sportfish and non-sport species from entering the canals.
Wild sportfish that enter irrigation canals are generally lost to the fishery because existing canal structures prevent fish from returning to the river system. TUC staff and volunteers use electrofishing and netting to capture as many fish as possible from six different canals in southern Alberta fed by the Bow, Highwood, Belly, Waterton, and Oldman rivers. The fish are all identified and counted and returned to the appropriate river where they can complete their life cycle.
What to Bring:
-Clothes for any weather conditions (rain gear, warm change of clothes, hat or toque, gloves, jacket
-Sturdy, comfortable boots or shoes
-Rubber boots, waders or hip boots (THAT DO NOT LEAK)
-Lunch and snacks for yourselves
-Water to drink (we will supply coffee, hot chocolate, juice boxes and some water)
-Your own reusable mug
-If you bring a dog, they must be on leash at all times
You may also want to bring:
2012 Dates and Locations: (Note: these dates are subject to change based on weather and irrigation demand)
Sept. 29: WCD (High River) Full, No More Registrations Please
Sept. 30: WHC (Calgary) Full, No More Registrations Please
Oct. 13-14: CBRHC (Carseland) Full, No More Registrations Please
Oct. 17-19: LNHC (Granum-Fort Macleod area)
Oct. 20-22: WBD (Cardston-Pincher Creek area)
Please click here for maps and directions to each of our 2012 Fish Rescue Locations.
For more information on the Alberta Fish Rescue please click here.
To register for this year’s event please contact Lesley Peterson at 403-209-5184 or 1-800-909-6040 or via email.
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