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Salmon Marshal (SaM) Certification Program

TWG receiving their SaM Certification

Organizers of the Salmon Marshal Certification Program want to get businesses excited about their local environment and commit to enhancing it through easy, practical measures. SaM is a free City of Surrey certification program, run by the Salmon Habitat Restoration Program (SHaRP), that highlights businesses that demonstrate conscious efforts in salmon protection and habitat enhancement.

Since its first inception in 1996, SHaRP strives to protect and improve the City's salmon habitat and natural environment through youth engagement across a wide range of watershed stewardship incentives.

Why is SaM Important?

Polluted water can sometimes escape from commercial or industrial areas and flow into the City's stormwater drainage system through storm drains or catch basins. The rainwater and any substance that enter the City's stormwater drainage system is not cleaned in a water treatment plant before it enters local creeks, and any pollutants can affect local salmon and fish habitat in your community. As stewards of our local streams, it is important to be proactive in preventing pollution from entering our storm drains and to become salmon marshals.

Staff conducting a watershed assessment

Become SaM Certified

Businesses can choose one of four levels of certification that suits their operations. Certification is FREE!

Latimer Creek

Benefits of SaM

Get your business SaM certified and receive the benefits of being aligned with a City environmental initiative.

Business receiving certification

SaM Certified Businesses

Read about the businesses that are SaM Certified and their experiences with SaM Actions.

employees enhancing local pond

SaM Action Items

Explore the SaM Action options and craft a list that fits your employee culture and organization size.