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Friends of Kootenay Lake Summer Events Announcement

By Contributor
July 20th, 2014

Summer is here and Friends of Kootenay Lake are planning the following fun free events around the lake:

Western Toad Monitoring Workshop in Harrop

This workshop will be lead by amphibian expert Jakob Dulisse and will train citizens how to monitor for western toads. After the workshop we will be looking for volunteers to conduct regular toad monitoring at the Harrop wetlands from June-September for the next couple of years.

  • July 22nd – 1pm-3pm
  • 16 spots available (8 spaces will be reserved for residents of Harrop and Procter)
  • Event is free but registration required – email to register today

Harrop Wetlands Restoration Project Update

  • July 24th – 7pm-8pm
  • Harrop Hall – everyone welcome

Wildlife Tree Mapping Workshops

The workshops will teach attendees how to identify important wildlife trees, and record their locations using GPS and GIS technology. Wildlife trees are integral to maintaining a healthy ecosystem. Over 70 species of vertebrates depend upon wildlife trees. Osprey and eagles perch on the snags, many birds build nests in their branches, and amphibians use them for shade and shelter. Mapping and recording important wildlife trees allows for these trees to be protected, in turn protecting vital wildlife habitat. The workshops are located as follows:

  • July 28th – Argenta Community Hall, Argenta, 7pm – 9pm
  • July 29th – Langham Theatre, Kaslo, 7pm – 9pm
  • July 31st – Nelson Rod and Gun Club, Nelson, 7pm – 9pm
  • August 2nd – Gray Creek Hall, Gray Creek, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Event is free but registration required – email or call 250-777-4100 to register today

SAVE THE DATE October 18th for the second Annual Kootenay Lake Summit in Kaslo.

Photo caption: A Kestrel using a wildlife tree. — Photo courtesy Alistair Fraser

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