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The Restore the Shore project is being led by a partnership between the Skwxkwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), Squamish River Watershed Society (SWRS) and Fisheries and Oceans Canada


It is being generously funded by the Coastal Restoration Fund, Pacific Salmon Foundation and the BC Hydro Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP).

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Project Area

The three-phase project builds on more than 30 years of restoration efforts to restore and enhance fish habitat, tidal connectivity, and improve overall estuarine function throughout the Squamish Estuary and is focused on bringing back the health of the estuary in Squamish for today’s community and future generations.


It will restore vitally important habitat for endangered Chinook salmon, a critically important species to the local ecosystem including the main food source for southern resident killer whales.


It is also an act of reconciliation for the Skwxkwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), the original stewards and knowledge-keepers of this land, and the wildlife that has thrived here in the past.

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