Friends of Lillooet Rivershed Friends of Lillooet Riversheds - Upcoming Events

LILLOOET NATURALIST SOCIETY and CAYOOSE CREEK BAND invite you to join us for exciting and hands-on events.

Open to everyone - adults, families and youth. Free Events.

Check out posters around town ...... Hope to see you there!

2011 Funding through Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, Agriculture Investment Program, Fraser Salmon & Watershed Program, Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, YWCA Vancouver, Province of BC.

The song "This Mighty River" was written especially for the Salmon in the Canyon Festival 2011 by Erdman Tuemp and sung by Halyna Smolarczuk.

Presentation on Madagascar

When: 7 PM, Friday, December 11th, 2015
Where: Mezzanine - Lillooet Recreation Centre

Local naturalist Ken Wright will be doing a presentation on his visit to Madagascar. Details to follow.

Christmas Bird Count

When: Sunday, December 27th, 2015
Where: Various Locations in Lillooet Area TBA

Contact Vivian or Ian if you would like to join.

Annual General Meeting

When: January 2016 TBA
Where: TBA


Salmon in Canyon FestivalAnnual Salmon in the Canyon Fraser Fest

When: September
Where: Cayoosh Creek Campground

Annual celebration featuring lots of games and activities--children's play area, Farmers Market, local arts and crafts, information booths on environmental and cultural work happening in our area. Salmon BBQ featuring local, harvested foods and salmon from the Fraser River, prepared by the Sek'wel'was community Live music by local performers.

Hosted by Sek'wel'was and Lillooet Naturalist Society.

Read September 9, 2015 Article in the Bridge River Lillooet News

Video highlights of the 2011 Salmon in the Canyon Festival.

Video highlights of the 2010 Salmon in the Canyon Festival.


Bluebird Trail

Naturalists joined Chris Galliazzo on a Bluebird Trail outing to the Diamond S Ranch in June. View photos taken by Ian Routley. Chris      Bluebird      Nest      Flower


Garden Tour Activities

Bea Galliazzo at Lillooet Feed Garden and Floral Centre hosted the Garden Tour this year on Saturday, June 14th. View photos take by Ian Routley of the information tables set up on bluebirds by Chris Galliazzo, invasive species by Jacquie Rasmussen, and bats by Vivian Birch-Jones.


Walking with Smolts Community Celebration

This Community Celebration has been held in recent years in April when the young salmon are leaving their natal streams to make the journey to the ocean. They will not be back for a few years and school-aged children and youth take an Interactive Walk along a trail to the Fraser River on a visual journey full of adventure.

Volunteers put together a fantastic program featuring science, music, dance, theatre, games, a traditional St'at'imc ceremony, and a picnic by the river.

The event is hosted by Lillooet Naturalist Society, Lillooet Salmon Talks, Cayoose Creek Sekw'el'was, Splitrock Environmental, community volunteers and other local organizations. Play the above video to see more about the event (click the small 4 arrows icon in the right corner to view in full screen mode).

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