I was inspired to write Salmon Creek after I witnessed the endangered wild coho return home to their spawning grounds in Codd Wetland in Pitt Meadows, BC. Codd Wetland harbours 99 species of plants and animals. It is also nesting site of a pair of Greater Sandhill cranes. When the landowner threatened to dig up the wetland for industrial cranberries, the Pitt Polder Preservation Society in partnership with the Land Conservancy of BC campaigned for an additional three years and seven months to save the wetland. In 2004, the Pitt Polder Preservation Society celebrated Codd Wetland’s conservation as a regional park.
Bruce Clark of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada, trapped and released baby coho as proof that Codd Wetland was important salmon habitat
book image courtesy Groundwood Press