July 2015
Happy Canada Day and Happy Summer!
 
We hope you enjoy this latest update on the happenings at the CVWMA...we are excited to share the latest edition of the Wetlander newsletter with you and the fun and educational events and programs taking place at the Wildlife Centre this July and August.
 
We appreciate your interest and thank you, as always, for your support.
Carla Ahern
Director of Communications, Stewardship and Education
The Wetlander Newsletter
 
Our latest edition of the Wetlander newsletter is now available to view!
 
You will find articles on western painted turtle research at the CVWMA and the use of drones for mapping yellow flag iris...
 
Also check out the information on lead poisoning in wildlife, post secondary visitors to the CVWMA, a turtle quiz and much more.
 
Click here to view!
 
July and August Events at the Wildlife Centre

Article ImageIn July, we are having some fun on Canada Day as we celebrate Canadian wildlife (beavers, moose and a goose).  We are also hosting some movie nights at the Centre theatre on July 23rd and August 13th where we will screen fun nature related movies (with popcorn of course!).  Another fun event on the agenda this summer is a Sunrise Paddle, offered on four different occasions (July 11th & 25th and August 7th and 21st), where you will glide through the ponds on canoe with a Naturalist, enjoying the serenity and views.

If you have a keen budding Naturalist at home between the ages of 6 and 13, sign them up for our week long Jr. Naturalist summer day camps in July.  These programs are well attended, so book now to reserve a spot (some sessions are now full!).  Dates and times for the programs can be found here.

And…if you have a teen aged 14-16 at home this summer that is wondering what to do…we have a Teen Steward Program in August that they can take part in.  Contact us for details and to register (250 402 6908). 
 
Check out our website and Facebook page for more details on all programs and events.
Wildlife Centre Hours
 
We are open 7 days a week in July from 9 am to 4pm.
 
Guided canoe tours are avaialble when open at 9:30, 10:30, 1 and 2.  Call us to book at (250) 402 6908 to ensure there is space available!
 
Community Shoreline Restoration Event
July 4th @ the CVWMA
 
Volunteers Wanted!

Come and be a part of an innovative research project to treat yellow flag iris infestations using rubber membranes and help reduce the threat of this high priority invasive species from entering Kootenay Lake. The main project goal is to determine how effective the membranes are to control and/or eradicate current yellow flag iris infestations. We need your help to install the barriers, following the protocol developed by Thompson Rivers University, and of clipping flower heads and pods.
 
Meet at the Wildlife Centre on Saturday July 4th from 10 am to 1 pm.

For more info call Claire at 250-777-2955 or email info@friendsofkootenaylake.ca
 
Click here for more details.
 
Fishing Permits
 
If you are fishing on Duck Lake or other waterways in the CVWMA, you need to purchase a permit from the CVWMA.  They can be obtained online or in person at the Administration Building or Wildlife Centre.
 
 

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