Student in the spotlight!


A biology major at VIUĀ  andĀ  volunteer with Powell River Salmon Society, Tegan Padgett is seen here sampling water at Haslam Lake Sloughs. Tegan plans to become a marine biologist and is gaining field experience through participation in our volunteer program. Her duties have included general fish culture, as well as water sampling, site upkeep, and maintenance. Tegan’s help, as well as that of our other volunteers, is greatly appreciated: without such contributions we could not begin to achieve our goals.
We wish her the best of luck with her studies, and we’ll have our fingers crossed that she receives a well-deserved bursary from the Pacific Salmon Foundation!

  1. #1 by Barb D'Angio on June 26, 2010 - 8:53 am

    I greatly appreciate all the efforts of the PRSS and their volunteers including Tegan. Best wishes to her on receiving that bursary. I saw the decline of the BC West Coast salmon fishery first hand through a relative of mine who started as a commercial salmon fisherman in the early 1980’s was gradually forced to give it up by the end of the 1990’s. He could no longer make a living at it. Many factors brought this about and there are many arguments as to who to blame. In my opinion, after seeing my relative struggle at making a living more and more with each passing year, there was no denying the evidence that the wild fish stocks were in decline. Thanks again to PRSS for their continued efforts towards salmon enhancement .

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