Where is French Creek? French Creek is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island, halfway between the City of Parksville and the Town of Qualicum Beach. Draining a watershed of approximately 68km2, French Creek is considered to be a senstive stream under the Fisheries Protection Act, and the watershed is a designated community watershed. [...]
The Friends of French Creek Conservation Society is a non profit society dedicated to the conservation and restoration of the French Creek Watershed. We have 150+ members and of them some very hardy volunteers.
Hogweed is a nasty invasive species and the folks at FFCCS have spent the past several years tackling it. Mike Jessen heads up our Hogweed Team and he’s provided some valuable resources on the subject: Attack of the Giant Hogweed! Comprehensive information Hogweed Brochure Video about Hogweed FYI – Mike Jessen is the guy on [...]
We’ve made it easy to donate to our society online using paypal or your credit card. We will issue you a tax deductable receipt. or send a cheque to: FFCCS PO Box 331 Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1S8 Read More
FFCCS is participating again this year in the RDN Community Water Monitoring Program, organized by RDN and Ministry of Environment. Temperature, electrical conductivity, dissolved oxygen and turbidity will be measured at 3 sites on French Creek in the summer low-flow and autumn high-flow periods. = Read More
The FFCCS in conjunction with the BC Conservation Foundation is setting up a permanent monitoring station on French Creek to determine the water flow in the creek. This involves the measuring of the flow over a range of values and relating the flow to the depth of water at the station. The depth will be monitored and recorded continuously, with data downloaded by us on a regular basis. Read More