While sockeye are now entering some of the Fraser River watersheds in the millions, delivering nutrients and food to forests and wildlife, other runs of BC salmon -like chum and pink runs from the Broughton Archipelago up through the central and north coasts – are returning in extremely low numbers. For Raincoast biologist Misty MacDuffee, her prime motivation to protect salmon runs is the importance of these fish to coastal ecosystems. Increasingly, too few salmon are reaching their spawning grounds and the bears and wildlife that need them the most. Chum and pink are the primary salmon source for many coastal bears, yet they are running a marathon gauntlet of nets, hooks, fish farms and habitat changes that prevent them from reaching their spawning destinations.
They need your help.
This Thanksgiving weekend Raincoast Conservation Foundation, with its staff, volunteers, board members and supporters will participate as an official pledge charity in the 31st Annual Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon.
Your marathon support will fund our youth outreach initiatives that inspire young people to protect this ecological heritage of coastal lands, waters and wildlife.
Raincoast Conservation Foundation and title sponsor Hemp and Company present SALMON RUN 10-10-10.
THE SALMON RUN TEAM 10-10-10:
Maggy Wages – Raincoast U.S. Board – Full Marathon Giving Page
Misty MacDuffee – Raincoast Biologist – Half Marathon Giving Page
Heather Bryan, Raincoast Biologist – Full Marathon Giving Page
Kyle Artelle, Raincoast Biologist – Half Marathon Giving Page
Andy Rosenberger, Raincoast Researcher – 8 km Road Race Giving Page
Peter Ross, Raincoast Board Member – 8 km Road Race Giving Page
Jane Woodland, Raincoast Board Chair – 8 km Road Race Giving Page
Erin Renwick, Raincoast Supporter – Full Marathon Giving Page
Rachel Maser – Raincoast Supporter – Full Marathon Giving Page
Dariel Sidney – Raincoast Supporter – Full Marathon Giving Page Giving Page
Tanya Brown – Raincoast Supporter – 8 km Road Race Giving Page
Bill, Lorna and the Staff at Hemp & Company Victoria – Title Sponsor Giving Page