Community Update

‘Gently Down the Seymour’ with the Seymour Salmonid Society

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Neptune is committed to protecting and enhancing the environment. That’s why we are proud supporters of the Seymour Salmonid Society, a local non-profit organization that is responsible for running the Seymour River Fish Hatchery and Education Centre. Over the past five years, we’ve contributed $30,000 to its “Gently Down the Seymour” education program for elementary school-age students, raising awareness about the importance of salmon conservation.

Photos courtesy of the Seymour Salmonid Society

“Gently Down the Seymour” provides students in grades 2-6 a full day of fun and learning in the great outdoors with a visit to the hatchery. Students are given chest waders, microscopes and thermometers to explore the life and habitat of the Seymour River Valley. The day is jam-packed with activities like examining specimens to demonstrate the diversity of stream life, testing indicators of stream health, and searching through the shallows for evidence of salmon spawning.

If you’re interested in learning more about the work of Seymour Salmonid Society, opportunities to become a member, arrange a visit, or even donate, check out their website.