Founded in 1989 by Dave Evans, an avid outdoorsman, "Fish for your Future", as the Nicomekl Enhancement Society (NES) was originally called, worked hard with the help of the community and released 125,000 salmon that first year. Following a name change and incorporation under the BC Society Act the Nicomekl Enhancement Society was born in 1991.
After a few location changes, the NES settled on its current location with the help of Bruce Coulter who deeded us the land in 1994. Through much hard work, as well as much help from our friends, we continue to restore the Nicomekl River. There is still much to be done, and you can be a part.
What We Do
The NES strives to not only raise and release salmon, but to also improve their habitat, and to increase public awareness as well as involvement. As such we have a variety of ways to get involved.
Juvenile Salmon Rearing & Release
Public Events & Shows
Construction & Design
Government Committees & Hearings
Tours & Information Sessions
Tours & Info Sessions Given
Our Latest Work At The Hatchery
Here are some photos of us replacing the 18”culvert which had collapsed with a 36” one donated by Langley Concrete and excavator work donated by Bill Clemas at Michael Brooks to create a new spawning area for returning Chum salmon, gravel & rock donated by Fraser Pacific & Mainland Gravel. To see more of our work check out our What We Do page.
We'd like to recognize and thank the following companies and individuals who have donated their time, equipment, material, and financial aid to the hatchery.