Preserve

The beauty and natural environment of the Oyster River.

Protect

Pink, Coho, Chum and Chinook Salmon species in their habitat.

Enhance

Counts of salmon runs through dedicated volunteer support.

Our mission is to preserve, protect and enhance the fish and wildlife habitat on the Oyster River.

ORES operates a strategic enhancement hatchery, raising Pink, Coho, Chum and Chinook Salmon. Using a mixture of “low-tech” and “state of the art” enhancement techniques, the society transformed a “dead” river into one of the most productive volunteer-driven producers on Vancouver Island.

Who are we?

We are a group of volunteers dedicated to preserving, protecting and enhancing the beauty and natural environment of the Oyster River. Our volunteers, who come from all over the Comox Valley, Campbell River area, and points in between have made this society what it is today with thousands of hours of dedicated effort.

Get Involved

The best way to support us is to join us. We always need enthusiastic volunteers and members to help out in so many different experiences. There are also incredible hands-on educational opportunities for youth and adults. Send us an email to tell us when you want to visit!

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We can’t do it without your help