October 23, 2014
Oyster River Enhancement Society welcomes new members
Three prominent Comox Valley residents toured the Oyster River Enhancement Society’s hatchery and side channels on Tuesday, October 21st. CVRD Area C Director Edwin Grieve, a leading proponent in the creation of Bear Creek Nature Park in 2011 for which he was made a Life Member of the Oyster River Enhancement Society (ORES), together with Town of Comox Mayor Paul Ives and respected Comox Valley Realtor Ronni Lister, spent the morning touring the hatchery site and learning more about the projects ORES is currently undertaking.
“I love coming back to ORES – the volunteers are just amazing,” noted Edwin after his tour. “I look back on the creation of Bear Creek with a great deal of pride!”
Paul Ives commented that this was his first visit to ORES. “I’m always pleased to see how great the impact of volunteers can be on improving salmon habitat for future generations. I will be taking some of the Oyster River Enhancement Society’s ideas back to Brooklyn Creek in Comox where I do volunteer enhancement work.”
Ronni Lister commented, “I’m a big personal supporter of the Pacific Salmon Foundation and all of the work they do throughout BC with some 35,000 volunteers. ORES is a prime example of what individual and collective volunteer effort can accomplish.”
ORES is a registered Canadian charitable society established in 1983 to enhance the Oyster River salmonids. For further information, please visit our web site at www.oysterriverenhancement.org.
Photo caption: Edwin Grieve introduces two new Oyster River Enhancement Society members, Paul Ives and Ronni Lister, at ORES’ weekly Tuesday morning volunteer work session. (Photo credit; Bruce Pirrie)
Oyster River Enhancement Society