Society holds annual meeting

  • Jun. 20, 2005 1:00 p.m.

The Tlell Watershed Society is hoping to have its fish fence up and counting Coho again by the fall, says director Lynn Lee.
The fence, first put in place in 1999 during the height of the Coho crisis, came down three years later when Department of Fisheries funding was no longer available.
The next year, says Ms Lee, fishermen didn’t catch any Coho in the usual spots on the estuary or in the river, causing renewed concern over population levels.
With a new type of acoustic counting technology available, the society hopes to find funding for people to monitor the fence for one year. This will help check the accuracy of the automatic system, which could be used in later years keeping costs down.
The Tlell Watershed Society also plans to keep an eye on logging plans in the Tlell. As it stands now, the Tlell is not protected by the memorandum of understanding between the province and Council of the Haida Nation.
Ms Lee adds there will be a hiking series offered over the summer and the hiking guides produced by Jason Shafto will soon be back from the printer.
Mr. Shafto was elected the new chair at the annual general meeting June 8. April Dutheil is the first youth director of the organization. Laura Fryer, Bob Crooks, Leandre Vigneault, Janet Gray and John Farrell are also directors.
Ms Lee says Republic of Tlell t-shirts are available at the Visitor Information Centre. Proceeds support the society.

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