Burnaby Waterways & Streamkeeper Groups

Within its geographic boundaries, Burnaby has over 60 creeks, two lakes, and a river.

Click to see the City of Burnaby’s maps that identify the Watersheds and see the Waterways of Burnaby.

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Active streamkeeper and watershed stewardship groups in Burnaby include:

  • Byrne Creek Streamkeepers Society byrne_creek_streamkeepers_logo_300
    These volunteers monitor the health of Byrne Creek that drains a large urban watershed along the south slope of Burnaby, BC, runs through a beautiful ravine park and spawning habitat, and into the Fraser River.  Streamkeepers help maintain the creek through community projects and public education, and monitor its rejuvenated populations of coho salmon, chum salmon and cutthroat trout.
    Contact:  info@byrnecreek.org
  • Silver Creek Streamkeepers
    Silver Creek Streamkeepers is a small volunteer group of mostly family and friends that have been caring for Silver Creek since 2002.  Silver Creek watershed is sandwiched between the Stoney Creek and Eagle Creek watersheds, with its headwaters on the south facing slope of Burnaby Mountain and its outlet at the Brunette River just above Cariboo Dam.  The focus of the Silver Creek Streamkeepers is the open channel downstream of the Firehall near Costco, along the BNSF railway tracks, to its outlet at the Brunette River.  That portion of the Silver Creek is home to coho and chum salmon, cutthroat trout, western painted turtles, north western salamanders, beaver, coyotes, herons, and the occasional eagle.  Projects have included streamside planting of trees and shrubs, removal of invasive plants, salmon release with DFO, garbage removal, and helping Burnaby get a large natural setback and pond through a major development.

    Contact ed.voneuw@gmail.com

     

  • Stoney Creek Environment CommitteeSCEC_Logo_blue
    The streamkeepers of the Stoney Creek Environment Committee conduct a variety of educational, monitoring, and enhancement activities on Stoney Creek, which has its headwaters on Burnaby Mountain and runs through neighbourhoods and parks on its way to the Brunette River. Public involvement and new volunteers welcome!
    Contact: info@scec.ca

Reporting a Spill

call_icon In the event of an accidental environmental spill, contact the City of Burnaby Engineering Department at 604-294-7200 immediately.

If a chemical is flammable, toxic, corrosive or has other hazardous properties, call the Burnaby Fire Department immediately at 911.

To report a spill, dumping or environmental emergency, contact the City of Burnaby’s Engineering Department at 604-294-7982 or visit the City’s Environmental Emergency Response page for more information.
Any person responsible for storm water drainage pollution may be held liable under municipal, provincial and federal legislation.