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Feeding Douglas Creek

Milo Morgan, 4, watches his sister Marina, 6, toss a salmon carcass into Douglas Creek in Mount Doug Park.   - Edward Hill/News staff
Milo Morgan, 4, watches his sister Marina, 6, toss a salmon carcass into Douglas Creek in Mount Doug Park.
— image credit: Edward Hill/News staff

Saanich and the Friends of Mount Douglas Park held its salmon carcass transplant event on Saturday.

Provided by the Goldstream hatchery, dozens of participants planted about 100 dead salmon in the creek and forest, which helps feed nutrients into the ecosystem surrounding what was a once-sterile creek. Douglas Creek now sees a few spawning salmon each year.

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