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PARKER'S BROOK

Save our Char restoration project
January 25, 2021

Near the end of 2020 we entered into a partnership with WWF-Canada to help them promote their Parker’s Brook Salmon, Char and Trout restoration project that they are spear heading on the Northern Peninsula, close to St. Anthony. Parker’s Brook is the southernmost recorded Arctic Char river in the province and has had salmon die offs at the mouth of the river occasionally in the past. This project aims at discovering the river, understanding it’s flow and its behaviour and how it relates to Salmon, Trout and Arctic Char protection. There has been some remarkable work already down by this group in the past few years. We’re in close contact with members of the project and will be posting information about the project as it progresses.

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PARKER'S BROOK

Then & Now - Restoration Information
February 18,2021

World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF-Canada) organized an online workshop, Parker’s Brook: Then and Now, which was held on October 27, 2020 and hosted in Newfoundland and Labrador. The workshop’s purpose was to bring together community members, resource managers, and science and engineering experts to share information on the Parker’s Brook aquatic system and its ecologically unique population of Arctic char, Salvelinus alpinus, as well as Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, and brook trout, Salvelinus fontinalis. The workshop was designed to encourage community engagement in the planning of restoration actions and long-term stewardship of the river and its aquatic resources.

We at SPAWN are happy to make the presentations available below. They contain a wealth of information that covers the start of the project, what has been going on over the years to a point where the project is now.

Arctic Char Ecology

Parker's Brook, Pistolet Bay- Habitat Assessment

Parker's Brook, Pistolet Bay - Remediation Design 

Oct 27, 2020 Workshop - What We Have Heard