A pair of eagles perched in branches overhead the Kennedy Road Pump Station during the pancake breakfast. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Paddling and pancakes, cleaning Katzie Slough shore

The fourth biannual canoe tour of the Katzie Slough took place on Sunday

Watershed Watch Salmon Society in Pitt Meadows hosted its fourth biannual canoe tour of the Katzie Slough on Sunday.

For Paddling and Pancakes, participants started the day at the Kennedy Road Pump Station with artistic pancakes made in the form of eagles, salmon, heron and dogs, by local artist Jay Peachy.

A two-hour canoe tour of the slough followed breakfast. Participants also collected garbage along the shore, while learning about the historical and current importance of the slough.

“We are doing this to help people connect with their local waterways and to understand these are not just ditches or agricultural ditches, but these are actual thriving ditches that have fish living in them that could be in much better quality and health if we helped it,” said Lina Azeez, with Watershed Watch.

• For more information, go to watershedwatch.ca.



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Artist Jay Peachy with a pancake that he made in the form of an eagle. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Participants paddle along the Katzie Slough from the Kennedy Road Pump Station in Pitt Meadows on Sunday. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

A boy munches on a pancake in the shape of a dog created by artist Jay Peachy. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

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