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Salmon Habitat Restoration Program (SHaRP)

SHaRP team

The Salmon Habitat Restoration Program (SHaRP) is 22 years strong in 2017! Our team can be found in the community from April to November annually educating businesses and community members on salmon stewardship while employing local youth to enhance Surrey's fish habitat.

Student activities include:

  • invasive plant removal
  • riparian planting
  • instream restoration and enhancement
  • water quality testing
  • agricultural stream enhancement
  • education for businesses and industries to protect water quality
  • elementary and secondary school class presentations and activities
  • attending community events and hosting activities

SHaRP's goal is to protect and improve Surrey's stream habitats as our city grows and develops. SHaRP is a City of Surrey initiative that began in 1996 and has involved over 575 people in active stream restoration works.

Read about how the SHaRP students had the best summer ever in their student reflections and see what is currently happening with the program through the SHaRP Facebook page! Also you can see in more detail what the teams work on through SHaRP's playlist on the Surrey YouTube Channel.


Thank you to the SHaRP Funders

The City of Surrey provides base program funding to ensure SHaRP operates each year, as we're committed to the positive work that SHaRP accomplishes each year. However, we get tremendous support for the program through additional funding support received through external organizations. SHaRP couldn't be as successful without this support. To our funders - we thank you!

2017 SHaRP Funders

In addition to the funding partners, SHaRP students team up with local community groups on initiatives like riparian plantings, instream debris removal, community education, instream habitat complexing, and invasive plant species removal projects.

The Engineering Department of the City of Surrey manages the contract with an outside consultant retained to oversee the management of the students involved in the program each year. Dillon Consulting has been retained to carry out the SHaRP program since 1996.

Interested in learning more about SHaRP? Contact 604-591-4383 or

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SHaRP Events

Know where you can find SHaRP all summer long!

SHaRP team picture at hatchery

Employment Opportunities with SHaRP

Learn about the hiring process for SHaRP and what you need to do to have the best summer ever!

SHaRP students carrying rock

SHaRP Photo Gallery

Photos of SHaRP in action, enhancing watercourses and with the community.

SHaRP agricultural stewardship team leaders

SHaRP Student Reflections

Learn what it's really like to be a SHaRP student with our reflections on SHaRP from a student's perspective.

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