You’re invited: help endangered White Sturgeon!

Help release juvenile White Sturgeon

Come to Shelter Bay Provincial Park Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and help release hundreds of juvenile White Sturgeon into the Arrow Lakes Reservoir.

Learn more about these unique fish and give the endangered White Sturgeon of the Columbia River a helping hand.

Approximately 675 juvenile White Sturgeon, up to three years of age with an average weight of 400 grams, will be released at this event. It is anticipated that these larger and older juveniles will have an increased chance of survival, compared to smaller and younger sturgeon. There are an estimated 50 adult sturgeon in the Arrow Lakes Reservoir, and they are known to spawn near Revelstoke.

This event is organized by the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program with support from BC Hydro, Revelstoke Rod and Gun Club, and the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC.

For more information call 250-352-1300.

Columbia Region News