Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Nature Walks & Talks
Echo Lake 'Biodiversity Blitz' walks May 31 - June 1
Submitted by FVRD Dir Wendy Bales/BC Gov't website photo
oin the Ancient Forest Alliance along with a group of biologists and environmental experts for a weekend of biodiversity surveys, a guided walk and nature talks at Echo Lake.
Located between Mission and Agassiz east of Vancouver, Echo Lake is
a spectacular and endangered lowland old-growth forest. Come out to
experience and learn about this unique ecosystem and find out more
about the birds, amphibians, mammals, plants, fungi, and other
living things that make Echo Lake their home!
To Participate in the Walks
Participants should pre-register for either or both days by sending an email here and indicate which day (either or both) they would like to attend.
each day’s activities, please meet at 12:30 pm at the Kermode Wild
Berry Winery (8457 River Road, South Dewdney) about 10 minutes east
of Mission just off Highway 7. To get there, turn right just before
crossing the bridge off Lougheed Highway 7 at Dewdney when heading
east, and follow the River Road South for a couple minutes until you
see the winery facilities down on the right. From there, we will
head in a convoy to Echo Lake, to begin the tours about 1:30 pm.
hike is an easy-moderate level of difficulty.
Please bring raingear, appropriate footwear and clothing, snacks,
water, any medical requirements, and a wonderful respectful attitude
for the day’s activities!
participants are responsible for their own safety and will be
required to sign a waiver form.
Read more about Echo Lake on the BC Parks website here.
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