Marian River Fish Sampling

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Through September 4-7, the recent graduates from the Tłįchǫ Environmental Monitoring Program, in cooperation with members of the Wek’ èezhı̀i Land and Water Board, Environment and Natural Resources, Golder Associates and the Department of Culture and Lands Protection, participated in a field study to examine fish health and water quality on the Marian River near Shotti Lake.

Under the skillfulguidance of Paul Vecsei from Golder Associates, Nicole Dion from the ENR and Brett Wheeler from the WLWB, the new Tłįchǫ environmental monitors gained some insightful hands-on experience collecting field samples, to monitor the health of Tłįchǫ lands and water.

Despite strong winds and challenging conditions, the recent graduates demonstrated great fortitude and resilience, managing to capture a number of white fish along with water and soil samples for later analysis.

Many thanks go out to the environmental monitoring graduates, including Chris Football, Adrian Migwi, Alfred Arrowmaker and George Tailbone, as well as the drivers who made this possible, including Harry Rabesca, Richard Rabesca, and Leon Ekendia.

For more information please contact:

Sjoerd van der Wielen 
Manager, Lands Section
Department of Culture and Lands Protection Tłįchǫ Government
Phone:  867-392-6381 Ext 1351