Sunday, July 20, 2014

Katzie Slough bike tour July 19 - photos

So happy that the weather co-operated yesterday for the Katzie Slough bike tour: not too hot, not too cold, even a bit of sunshine and no rain! Couldn't ask for more!

Scott Magri, a Pitt Meadows resident who is determined to bring the slough back to life as a healthy salmon habitat after years of neglect and degradation from urban development, and Lina Azeez (Watershed Watch Salmon Society) led this tour.

There was lots of interest: 22 people participated with the bike tour.

Scott Magri and Lina Azeez

Lot of work to be done to clean up the slough and get the water flowing to turn it once again into viable salmon habitat

Scott explains to his captive audience what needs to be done at one of the stops by the slough along the multi-use path between Hammond Road and the Airport Parkway

Another stop along the Airport Parkway

At the Baynes  pump station
We finished with a picnic at Osprey Village
It's wonderful to see passionate people like Scott and Lina take on this huge but very worthy challenge. Lots of money will be needed to replace at least one of the 3 pump stations in Pitt Meadows that control water levels and flow in the slough with a fish-friendly one, so there's a lot of work ahead. 

You can find more information about the Katzie Slough Restoration Project here.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Introduction to Cycle Touring, July 8

I just received this info about a fun event organized by Metro Vancouver Regional Parks

in Pitt Meadows, Tuesday July 8, 7 - 9 pm

Learn the ups and downs of cycle-touring from an experienced tourer in SE Asia, India and Cuba.

Enjoy a laid back ride in a gorgeous park, stop along the way to learn how to pack, change your tire on-the-fly and more about the beauty of two-wheeled travel.  Must be able to ride 7 to 10 kilometres of level, crushed gravel trails. PLEASE REGISTER FOR EXACT MEETING LOCATION.

Here is the location on Metro Vancouver's website (or just go to  then Regional Parks then events):

Or call to register Mon. – Fri. 8- 4 pm 604-432-6359