08 May Seeking Community Input into the Harrop Wetlands Restoration Project
The Friends of Kootenay Lake are pleased to announce they have received $35,800 from the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program and Environment Canada to restore the Harrop wetlands in Sunshine Bay Regional Park.
This is a huge opportunity to improve the fish and wildlife habitat on one of the few remaining wetland areas on the shores of Kootenay Lake. The project will focus on restoring 3 existing wetland ponds as well as planting native trees and shrubs. The restoration will improve habitat for provincially blue-listed species including western toads, great blue heron, and painted turtle. There will be many opportunities for community members to take action and create long-lasting environmental protection and enhancement of a critical wetland area. We are committed to making this project inclusive and collaborative and are looking forward to working with the public to make sure the project meets the needs of the community.
The Friends of Kootenay Lake are seeking community input into the design of the restoration project. Community members are invited to three planning meetings:
- Tuesday May 20 from 7:00pm-9:00pm Harrop Hall
- Sunday May 25 from 2:30pm-4:30pm Harrop Hall
- Sunday May 25 from 4:45pm-6pm meet at trail head by the Sunshine Bay Riding Club in the Harrop portion of Sunshine Bay Regional Park
Share with us your thoughts and ideas on the Harrop Wetland Restoration project by filling out the form below:
Claire de la Salle, BSc
Program Manager- Friends of Kootenay Lake