Successful Planting Event – Dec. 14

Thank you to all BCWS volunteers who came out on such short notice last Saturday, December 14, 2019.  We were quick and efficient and we planted over 120 plants in less than 2 hours in the area where extensive work was done around the creek south of Noel Avenue, Comox.  Your hard work and dedication to Brooklyn Creek is very much appreciated!

A special thank you to Rupert and Caitlin of Current Environmental for managing activities and to Parks Manager Al Fraser of Town of Comox.  Al is retiring as of the end of December.  BCWS has been so fortunate to have had a wonderful cooperative arrangement with both Al and Rupert over the years.  All the best to Al as he embarks on his new career, ‘Retirement’!

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$200 Reward for Coho Photo! (updated)


The Brooklyn Creek Watershed Society (BCWS) is sponsoring a photo reward. We know from experience that salmon are here in the spring as little smolts and in the fall as adult spawning fish several years later. However, many neighbours and visitors have never witnessed the adult salmon returning to the creek.

We are offering a cash award of $200.00 for a clear picture of adult coho salmon in Brooklyn Creek.

Sign posters Brooke and Dave Gronemeyer, photo by team captain Frank Young.

The contest ends when a suitable photo has been chosen from submissions by email to:

. You will be given credit as the photographer as well as the monetary reward.

We need to see a clear photograph of free-swimming (unhooked) adult coho salmon swimming and/or jumping rapids or the fish-ladder in Brooklyn Creek. We also need evidence that this picture was actually taken here, so we need a background that can be identified as Brooklyn Creek.

Coho in Brooklyn Creek Nov2019 (dead) not accepted in 2019 contest.

We have a submission (see photo) that was a dead coho, not accepted for this contest. However, it was proof that coho are in the creek!

We welcome your submissions. Watch and click!


Coho salmon

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