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Butchart Gardens steps up for fishway project
Jeff Bell / Times Colonist
November 8, 2015 06:00 AM
The Butchart Gardens has funded a fishway around the Tod Creek dam, located just outside its borders, with the hope it could restore the creek as a salmon-spawning waterway within five years.
“The time just became right to undertake it,” said general manager Dave Cowen. “We certainly have an interest in the environment around us.”
The dam, which dates to the early 1900s, is owned by Butchart Gardens. It is inside what is now Gowlland Tod Provincial Park. The gardens use the dam in its irrigation, but it originally supplied water to cement works at Tod Inlet.
The fishway is designed to help coho salmon and cutthroat trout as they travel upstream to spawn.