Bike Tour participants will meet at the Lions Park (formerly Kinsmen Park) on the Hope Slough, in Fairfield Island. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)

Tour the sights along Chilliwack sloughs by bike

They’ll talk about what lies beneath and how the slough creatures are doing

Advocates of restoring some of Chilliwack’s recreational waterways are inviting everyone for a morning bike ride of the Camp and Hope Sloughs on Sept. 15.

The Bike Tour event is part of efforts by Friends of Camp-Hope Slough (#SOS), Watershed Watch Salmon Society and partners to raise awareness about the need to improve water quality in the watercourses impacted by flood infrastructure.

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“Waterways like these provide important ecological habitat for wild Pacific salmon such as the chinook salmon, integral to the survival of southern resident killer whales,” said Lina Azeez of host group Watershed Watch Salmon Society.

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The event will be “an all ages, all abilities” bike tour of the Camp and Hope Sloughs. It will run on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“We’ll discuss what lies beneath these waters, the issues that salmon and other animals are facing and how we can work towards sustainable solutions at the local level,” said Azeez.

There’ll be three bike routes to choose from. The tour will start and end at the Lions Park (formerly Kinsmen Park) at 47130 Hope River Rd.

To RSVP, confirm attendance by going to the ‘Camp-Hope Slough Bike Tour’ Facebook page.


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