1. Cornet Bay
Surf smelt eggs were found for the first time at Cornet Bay! Restoration work at Cornet Bay has included creosote bulkhead removal, fill removal, beach regrading, and re-establishing native vegetation. In September 2016, eggs were found at the natural beach sample site just adjacent to where restoration work has been completed. In August 2017, eggs were found within the restored area, where a bulkhead had been removed and the beach regraded to a natural condition.
2. Ala Spit
Restoration at Ala Spit included removal of a concrete bulkhead and the addition of beach nourishment to the neck of the spit. At this site, which showed previous documentation of forage fish spawning, survey samples taken here showed presence of sand lance eggs 3 months after completion of the restoration work, indicating the rapid return of forage fish following restoration work.
The MRC has been monitoring here since July 2016, and has not documented spawn presence to date.
4. Long Point
The MRC has been monitoring here since March 2016. Instances of surf smelt spawning have been recorded in September-November 2016, and January-February 2017. Sand lance eggs were also found in November 2016.
5. Freeland Park
The MRC has been monitoring here since September 2016, and has not documented spawn presence to date.
The MRC has been monitoring here since January 2017, and has not documented spawn presence to date.