Week 1! July 2-4

Week #1 was a very fun and exciting week for the Chéticamp River Salmon Association, as three summer students joined the team! Wednesday was an orientation day, where the projects for the summer were discussed as well as an overview of what the Chéticamp River Salmon Association is as well as why we do the work we do. Also on Wednesday, the crew completed an Occupational Health and Safety course. Thursday was the first half of basic First Aid training, where necessary skills and information were learned, so our workplace can be as safe as possible! Friday morning the students were given a presentation on the basics of habitat restoration, as well as an overview of the different aquatic species they may encounter while working in the river. On Friday afternoon, everyone was pleased to mountain bike through the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. During the ride, we stopped along the river where Réne Aucoin showed us all how to fly fish! It was a great first week, and everyone is looking forward to an exciting summer!

 The president of the Chéticamp River Salmon Association, Réne Aucoin showing one of the new summer students, Logan Lapierre a thing or two about fly fishing.

The president of the Chéticamp River Salmon Association, Réne Aucoin showing one of the new summer students, Logan Lapierre a thing or two about fly fishing.

 A returning crew member of the Chéticamp River Salmon Association, Antoine Aucoin, making a cast.

A returning crew member of the Chéticamp River Salmon Association, Antoine Aucoin, making a cast.