Friends of Kootenay Lake would like to invite you to attend a community celebration on Friday April 24th from 9am to 12pm at the newly restored Harrop wetlands in the Harrop portion of Sunshine Bay Regional Park (trail head at 6375 Erindale Rd).
Over the last year many people have helped out with restoring the Harrop Wetlands and raising awareness about their values. Come and see what we have been up to including the unveiling of the beautiful interpretive signs made with artwork from Redfish Elementary School students.
In total the project’s cash costs were $35,800. Funding was provided from the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program and Environment Canada. In-kind donations were given by Dosenberger Excavating Ltd, Harrop Procter Forest Products, Beck Designs, BC Wildlife Federation, Province of BC, Harrop Riparian Society, Tree Bear Native Plant Nursery, and the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program. The goal of the wetland restoration project was to improve the fish and wildlife habitat on one of the few remaining wetland areas on the shores of Kootenay Lake.
The project focused on:
Restoring 3 existing wetland ponds
Building a snake hibernaculum
Establishing a long term citizen science amphibian monitoring group
Raising community awareness about the values of wetlands
Creating painted turtle nesting habitat
Planting native trees and shrubs.
The restoration will improve habitat for provincially blue-listed species including western toads, great blue heron, and painted turtle. A special thanks to our Funders the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program and Environment Canada for making this project possible!
Photo: Volunteer Eric helping to plant native plants.
Contact: Claire de la Salle • Program Director, Friends of Kootenay Lake
PHONE: (250)777-2955 • email@example.com