October/November 2020
November 2, 2020
I needed to stop on my way to work this
morning to try to capture this beautiful view, with the mist lifting off the wetland and the rising sun reflecting on the ponds.
 
I trust you are all having a lovely fall.  Other than a week or so or very cold weather here, and the odd day of rain, we've had some gorgeous days to enjoy the outdoors!
 
The access to the south end of Duck Lake via Channel Road is now open! The biannual closure for the northern leopard frog migration ended on October 15th but was immediately followed by a closure to allow for a project that has been "in the works" for some time. 
 
Marc-André Beaucher, our Head of Conservation Programs, has supplied us with some information and photos about everything that project entailed as well as extending CVWMA's thank you to the partners who helped make it possible!
 
 
Smiles!
Pamela Sabo
Administrative Assistant to the Head of Conservation Programs
 
by Marc-André Beaucher: CVWMA Head of Conservation Programs
Thank you Environment and Climate Change Canada!
 
In partnership with Duck Unlimited Canada, with funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada – Community Nominated Priority Places for Species at Risk Program, we just completed a water control upgrade at the south end of Duck Lake. The project started on October 15th with a fish and amphibian salvage and was completed on October 30th with seeding of the site. The old pumphouse and associated sluice gates were demolished and taken out, and a new water control was installed. Two concrete headwalls respectively equipped with a sluice gate were attached at each end of the culvert that runs through the dike. The new water control will help us continue managing the water levels in the Duck Lake Nesting Area for the benefit of the federally endangered Northern Leopard Frog, the last population of that species in British Columbia. The new 900mm “High Density Poly-Ethylene” culvert and concrete headwalls will increase efficiency when moving water from Duck Lake to the Nesting Area and should last for 50+ years. As well, it will be much easier to operate and remove debris from beaver activity around the sluice gates. A big “Thank you” to all CVWMA users for staying out of the work area during the construction period – it made our job much easier! Also, thank you to the FortisBC crew who helped with relocating the pole with the Osprey out of the construction zone!
 Pumphouse demoFish Salvage
  Pumphouse Demo                                                  Fish Salvage
 
Osprey Nest Moved                                                Culvert Install
 
Concrete Headwall                                                          Sluice Gate
 
 
 Finished!
 
 
 
 
Administration Building Hours
 
 
Regular business hours are:
 
Monday to Friday
 
9 am to 4 pm
(closed from 12-1)
 
 
 
Winter 2019-20
Wetlander Newsletter
and
2018-19 Annual Report
 
 
 
 
The Winter edition of the Wetlander newsletter is available for viewing.  Check out the articles about the 2019 Field Season,  the Kootenay-Columbia Society Discovery Centre, Six Mile Slough Restoration Project, a Swan Quiz, Barn Swallows, photos and more!
 
The 2018-19 Annual Report is also included in this issue.
 
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