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19th May 2015
This is the site of the recent effort to improve Kitsuksis Creek beside the historic McLean Mill near Port Alberni. Photo was taken on the social-activity day at the conclusion of the Salmonid Enhancement Program Community Workshop '15.

This is a description of the 2014 project which was undertaken primarily to improve passage for salmon around a man-made holding pond and a wood, flume-type fish ladder.

Kitsuksis Fishway Channel Project: The Barkley Salmon group in collaboration with the City of Port Alberni and the Industrial Heritage Society received funding from the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnership Program to implement the Kitsuksis Fishway Project. The project objective will create a fish friendly channel at the historic McLean Mill site. The RFCPP project donated a very generous $249,000 for the project. Stakeholders have been attending regular meetings and project implementation is underway. The historic spar tree has been taken down and is being moved to an adjacent location to allow for the channel to be built.

Sent to the Editor by Michael Jessen