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Morrison Creek Streamkeepers put in the improved interpretive sign in Puntledge Park.

Visitors to Puntledge Park will have a little clearer guidance now as to their surroundings.

The Morrison Creek Streamkeepers (MCS) have refreshed the interpretive sign on-site where the Morrison Creek flows into the Puntledge River at the entrance to the park.

“Morrison Creek Streamkeepers are grateful to the City of Courtenay for providing funds for materials needed to refresh the interpretive sign,” Streamkeepers vice-president Jim Palmer said about the project.

The organization was out on Rivers Day on Sunday, Sept. 27, to clean up parts of the creek and welcome the returning salmon. As Palmer points out, Morrison Creek is home to four of the five species of Pacific salmon, as well as rainbow and cutthroat trout and three species of lamprey, one living only in this creek and nowhere else.

The MCS group also reminds the public that fishing in the Puntledge River is never permitted within 100 metres of Morrison Creek.

The City of Courtenay helped with the new interpretive sign at the park.

According to their website, the Morrison Creek Streamkeepers is made up of watershed residents and community members who are working to preserve, rehabilitate and promote public awareness of the Morrison Creek watershed.

Its work over the years includes gathering data on the watershed and fish species, working with the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society to on a streamside landowner contact program and with the Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk (Environment Canada program) to help the long-term health of the Morrison Creek lamprey. They are also involved with land-planning and restoration projects.

From the Comox Valley Record

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