Welcome to the Nicomekl Hatchery
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:
- Broodstock capture
- Juvenile salmon rearing and release
- Habitat restoration, both in the river and along its banks
- Public Events and Shows
- Construction and Design
- Government Committees and Hearings
- Tours and Information Sessions
Take a virtual tour through our hatchery and learn how it’s grown over the years.
Find more of our photos in our gallery.
Due to COVID-19 we are unable at this time to welcome everyone to our hatchery. We are now open to our volunteers from 8:00-12:00pm as work parties are required. Number of members is limited at each work party.
The Nicomekl River
The Nicomekl River Watershed runs from Aldergrove, through Langley and Cloverdale, to South Surrey finally exiting at Blackie Spit at Crescent beach.
All along its length numerous smaller creeks flow into the Nicomekl; from Anderson, Murray and Logan in Langley, to McClellan and Amstrong in Cloverdale and Chantrell and Elgin in South Surrey. These tributaries, and many others, are just as important as the Nicomekl itself, needing their own caretakers, allowing people to contribute close to home.