Salmon Habitat Restoration Program (SHaRP)
The Salmon Habitat Restoration Program (SHaRP) is 21 years strong in 2016! Our team can be found in the community from April to November annually educating businesses and community members on salmon stewardship while employing local youth to enhance Surrey's fish habitat.
Student activities include:
- invasive plant removal
- riparian planting
- instream restoration and enhancement
- water quality testing
- agricultural stream enhancement
- education for businesses and industries to protect water quality
- elementary and secondary school class presentations and activities
- attending community events and hosting activities
SHaRP's goal is to protect and improve Surrey's stream habitats as our city grows and develops. SHaRP is a City of Surrey initiative that began in 1996 and has involved over 575 people in active stream restoration works.
Read about how the SHaRP students had the best summer ever in their student reflections and see what is currently happening with the program through the SHaRP Facebook page! Also you can see in more detail what the teams work on through SHaRP's .
Thank you to the SHaRP Funders
The City of Surrey provides base program funding to ensure SHaRP operates each year, as we're committed to the positive work that SHaRP accomplishes each year. However, we get tremendous support for the program through additional funding support received through external organizations. SHaRP couldn't be as successful without this support. To our funders - we thank you!
2016 SHaRP Funders
In addition to the funding partners, SHaRP students team up with local community groups on initiatives like riparian plantings, instream debris removal, community education, instream habitat complexing, and invasive plant species removal projects.
The Engineering Department of the City of Surrey manages the contract with an outside consultant retained to oversee the management of the students involved in the program each year. Dillon Consulting has been retained to carry out the SHaRP program since 1996.
Interested in learning more about SHaRP? Contact 604-591-4383 or email@example.com
Gathering all past SHaRP folks! SHaRP is turning 20 in 2015 and we want to celebrate with you.
Know where you can find SHaRP all summer long!
Photos of SHaRP in action, enhancing watercourses and with the community.
Learn what it's really like to be a SHaRP student with our reflections on SHaRP from a student's perspective.
Learn about the hiring process for SHaRP and what you need to do to have the best summer ever!