Bertrand Creek WildlifeA great variety of birds, small mammals and amphibians live in Aldergrove and its surrounding areas and are all dependent upon the creek in one form or another. This watershed is one of the very few watersheds in the world to support populations of Salish sucker and Nooksack dace both on the endangered species list, as well as salmon populations. Raccoons, squirrels, deer, rabbits, butterflies, frogs, beaver, and plain old bugs live here; the list goes on and on.
Yes, we live in an urban environment, but we can coexist with wildlife. Maybe we do have to be cautious at times of the urbanised coyote and raccoon, but given the chance, they will silently go on their way. If we want to have a viable watercourse, we have to take responsibility for everything we do if we are to preserve what we have, and restore it to as pristine a condition as possible. Taking responsibility and giving our children the knowledge and the respect for their natural surroundings will go a long way towards helping the creek maintain and rebuild itself. Image courtesy of Mike Pearson. We can have a beneficial influence on our watershed when more people take responsibility for it. The most important thing you can do to help Bertrand Creek is to educate others about what they can do. Visit our education page for tips.