Trans Mountain is proud to support the Sapperton Fish Hatchery through the Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society.

Through our Community Investment Program, we fund and support positive legacy projects along our pipeline and marine corridor. Since 2022, Trans Mountain has donated a total of $15,000 to the Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society to support its efforts in restoring the Brunette River and conserving local salmon stock.

The Sapperton Fish Hatchery was established by the Sapperton Fish and Game Club to revive the Brunette River after years of pollution affecting the salmon habitat. The Burnaby firefighters have volunteered their time to manage hatchery operations for four years with the guidance of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

Today, the hatchery releases around 10,000 chum and coho salmon into the river each year. Trans Mountain employees clipped the adipose fins of the coho salmon prior to their release, which allows fisherpersons to easily differentiate between wild and hatchery salmon while on the water.

Trans Mountain encourages all employees to give back to the communities where we live and work. Our Burnaby summer students and employees were enthusiastic about volunteering with the Burnaby firefighters and showing their support for local environmental conservation efforts.

We asked our summer students about their experience and what giving back to the community means to them.

What did you enjoy most about volunteering at the hatchery with the Burnaby firefighters?

“I loved participating in an experience I wouldn't have been able to do without being part of Trans Mountain, as well as physically seeing how our contributions to the hatchery make a difference.” - Vanessa

“It was nice to volunteer on behalf of the company and to help us build important relationships in our communities.” - Stephanie

Removing coho from the tanks.
Volunteers at a coho clipping station.
Unclipped coho salmon in the tank.
Volunteers at a coho clipping station.