Street Banner and Mural Art Project

Over a few summer months every year beautiful street banners are displayed along Marine Drive in North and West Vancouver. This colourful artwork was created by North Shore elementary students as part of salmon conservation and education workshops put on by the North Shore Streamkeepers in collaboration with the Salmonid Enhancement Program and Artists for Kids.

The Coho Society is a strong supporter of educating students about the importance of salmon enhancement and habitat restoration. This project was a wonderful way for students to become environmental stewards. The workshops introduced students to local wildlife corridors along creeks and rivers, looking at innovation around urban and natural coexistence.

This year’s banner and mural project received funding from the Coho Society, Environment Canada, City of North Vancouver and North Vancouver Recreation and Culture. To further this education initiative, a large community art mural was produced by elementary students. You can find it by visiting the Spirit Trail beside the Mosquito Creek Estuary.

The banners are recycled into handy totes that will be available for sale at this year’s Coho Festival. Proceeds will go towards future salmon conservation workshops. A terrific legacy of the Coho Society of the North Shore along with partners in the community.