A portion of Bowker Creek appeared dyed inexperienced on Friday afternoon, with spray paint cans alongside the financial institution.
Whereas out for a stroll, Clint Lalonde observed an space of the creek close to Townley Avenue in Saanich the place the water “was very clearly inexperienced.” About 15 to twenty spray paint cans, some with inexperienced lids, had been within the water and littered alongside the shore on Friday afternoon, which occurred to be St. Patrick’s Day.
Lalonde stated he was disenchanted to see the scene after the work that’s been executed to revitalize the creek.
“Did somebody truly dump spray paint within the creek?” he puzzled.
He reported the incident to the District of Saanich.
It was the second incident this week of paint within the creek.
On Monday, spray paint cans and litter had been discovered caught in branches within the creek close to Haultain Avenue, a couple of kilometre away from Friday’s website, stated Soren Henrich, director of the Pals of Bowker Creek Society.
In that case, small quantities of orange and white paint had been leaking from the cans and swirling on the floor, Henrich stated.
“It’s not good. We’re attempting to enhance the habitat within the creek itself. Having paint within the creek is certainly not going to be good for something within the creek,” he stated.
The society positioned 38,000 salmon eggs in Bowker Creek in late January and so they might hatch any day now, Henrich stated.
They’re hoping to deliver salmon again to the creek, “which might be a giant deal, as a result of they haven’t been noticed in 70 years.”
Henrich requested anybody who sees air pollution within the creek to report it to the related municipality to be cleaned up.