About Our Organization
These goals are achieved mainly through overseeing and funding the operations of the Chapman Creek Hatchery.
We are fortunate to have the assistance of Howe Sound Pulp Mill as their warmer water is instrumental in providing winter incubation & tank facilities for the coho.
The hatchery could not operate on the scale that it does without the tremendous efforts of the community, the Chapman Creek Hatchery volunteers, and our two staff. We can always use another hand around the place be it working with the fish, the machinery, the office, the fund-raising or the grounds. Most of all, we could not sustain our production numbers without the on-going donations of time, gifts-in-kind, and cash from many sources such as our members, the general public, SCRD & Gibsons town councils, SC Credit Union, local volunteers from Royal Bank and many, many local businesses. In addition, we sell fresh trout and tide charts, plus we have a small bottle collection centre sponsored by the folks at Wilson Creek Shell gas station.
Please consider purchasing a membership, sending a donation or even volunteering your time to help maintain the Chinook, Coho, Pink and Chum salmon stocks on the Sunshine Coast. Every little bit of change collected puts another salmon in the water & hopefully, increases their numbers so they may continue to return to our waters.
Chapman Creek Hatchery is located on 4381 Parkway Drive, off Field Road in Wilson Creek.
Email: salmon (at) dccnet.com
Hatchery Visitors Welcome
Open: Monday through Saturday 9:00am – 3:30pm (closed daily between 12-1)
Summer: Openings to be announced
At the Hatchery
The Chapman Creek Hatchery operates year-round with a full-time hatchery manager and one Aquaculture technician and a group of dedicated volunteers. Daily activities include:
- Clean hatchery water intake screen
- Clean all tanks holding fish
- Fill feed buckets and feed fish
- Ongoing maintenance of tanks, pipes, buildings, roadways, grounds, and gardens
- Give tours to visitors
- Assist large and small fishermen & women at the Catch-A-Trout pond
- Assist with Gift Shop and hatchery administration
- Seasonal duties as detailed on the Annual Calendar page
About this web site
This web site was created and is maintained by Laurie McConnell of Bigpacific Creative (formerly Bad Dog Design). Bigpacific Creative has played a huge part in modernizing our brand, effectively communicating our organizational goals, and building interest and enthusiasm for the work we do.
Laurie also creates graphics for our site and our social media posts, and has done photo shoots and video work for hatchery events both public and organizationally-focused.
She is enthusiastic, genuinely interested in our work and our people, and is also a sport fisher! (Rumour has it her wife, Diane Mueller, is obsessed with fishing… just the way we like it.) We can’t recommend Bigpacific Creative highly enough to any business or organization looking to turn out a polished web site and digital strategy on the Sunshine Coast or off.
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