January 2020
Here we are at the end of January 2020.  We've had a little bit of everything in the way of temperature and precipitation this month.  So much snow earlier this month that we were plowing and shovelling every night after work for about a week and a half.  Now it's warmed up and mostly rain for the last week or so.  It's sure melting the snow away quickly here at the lower elevations.  It's also resulting in quite a bit of fog in the valley. I took this photo yesterday morning on the way to work. It looked like the wetlands were an endless expanse and the mountains couldn't be seen at all.
 
A little update on the demolition of the old Wildlife Centre for you today. Also a note of appreciation for all the support from our donors!
 
 
Smiles!
Pamela Sabo
Administrative Assistant to the Head of Conservation Programs
 
Status of Wildlife Center Demolition
The removal of the interior components of the old Wildlife Interpretation Centre was completed in December 2019.  The deconstruction and removal of the building exterior and attached boardwalk and other structures has now begun.  Please NOTE:  there will be NO pedestrian access to that building area once the work proceeds.  Due to safety concerns we ask the public to respect these restrictions. Pedestrian access will be available from the access points north and south of the Centre along West Creston Road. NO entry or exit will be allowed to the building area from Beaver Blvd, the parking lot boardwalk/trail, or Boardwalk Loop/Songbird Stroll. Please keep this in mind when planning your hikes and allow time, if necessary, to make your return back along your inbound route, or to make the longer hikes to the north or south access points.
 
Thank You To Our Amazing Donors & Volunteers!
THANK YOU!!
 
Creston Valley Wildlife Management Authority would like to extend our sincere gratitude for all those who were able to help support the CVWMA this last year in the way of monetary or other donations, as well as our tireless and cheerful volunteers! The continuing efforts to preserve and maintain this amazing wetland are only possible through the generous contributions of donations, grants and volunteer time from those who believe passionately in the long-term future of the wetlands and wildlife habitat.
 
We would also like to express our appreciation for a gift received recently from June Drinnan and facilitated by her friend Stephanie Sweet. We are proud to host & display the Robert Bateman print "Mountain Monarch - Gyrfalcon" here at the CVWMA administration office.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Administration Building Hours
 
 
Regular business hours are:
 
Monday to Friday
 
9 am to 4 pm
(closed from 12-1)
 
 
 
Winter 2018-19
Wetlander Newsletter
and
Annual Report
 
 
The Winter edition of the Wetlander newsletter is available for viewing.  Check out the articles on Turtles, Grebes,Bullfrogs, Tree Swallows,  the new Kootenay-Columbia Society Discovery Centre, Photos and more!
 
The 2017 Annual Report is also included in this issue.
 
To read the latest Wetlander, click here.
 
The CVWMA Trails are Open Year Round.  Be prepared for winter conditions...
 
PLEASE NOTE!
Pedestrian access from the parking lot to the trails will be closed during the demolition of the old Interpretation Centre!  PLEASE USE  the Balancing Rock Trail parking lot and access the trails from the north or south of the visitor centre. Access will re-open in spring. A bridge will need to be put in place to re-connect the parking lot trail to the boardwalk and bird tower trails.

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Creston Valley Wildlife Management Authority
PO Box 640
Creston, BC V0B 1G0