The Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area (CVWMA) has been going through a transition over the last several months as the Kootenay-Columbia Discovery Centre Society (KCDCS) has now officially taken over the delivery of Wetland Education and Awareness programs previously offered through CVWMA.
Carla Ahern, the new Discovery Centre Senior Manager for KCDCS (as of April 1st, 2018) has been instrumental in facilitating the launch of KCDCS’s operations, located at the parking lot of CVWMA's old Interpretation Centre. Carla and four seasonal naturalists have been operating the Discovery Centre and offering educational programs and tours since the beginning of May. Contact information and hours of operation are available on KCDCS’s website (www.discovery-centre.ca
) and Facebook page.
Financial support from Columbia Basin Trust and CVWMA, as well as other sponsors, has been critical in helping KCDCS build a temporary facility that is enabling the Wetland Education and Awareness programs to continue to serve both the public and the schools in our region. As the programs are being delivered, KCDCS is pursuing plans to develop more permanent facilities.
KCDCS and CVWMA are two distinct entities and funding for each organization is independent. The Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area remains a non-profit organization with federal charitable status and is still receiving donations to support the wetland, habitat and wildlife managment activities. We always greatly appreciate your continued support for this amazing wetland in the way of tax-deductible donations.