Monday, April 2, 2012

National Wildlife Week is April 8-14, 2012,


National Wildlife Week is April 8-14, 2012, and to celebrate, Allan Brooks Nature Centre Society, North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club, Ribbons of Green Trail Society and Friends of Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park will host a regional Walk for Wildlife event on April 14, 2012! 

The Walk for Wildlife campaign is a Canadian Wildlife Federation initiative that is now in its third year. The event aims to encourage Canadians from coast to coast to get outdoors and experience the beauty of the wildlife and natural spaces locally. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Wildlife Federation, so to commemorate the year it all began (1962) CWF is pushing the envelope again, and has set a goal to log 19,620 km nationwide, all the while creating national awareness about our natural habitats and the wildlife that calls them home.

The Walk for Wildlife event on Saturday, April 14th from 10AM to 2PM will occur at three locations in the Vernon area including: Swan Lake Nature Reserve, Middleton Mountain Regional Park and Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. The public is encouraged to come out with family or friends to celebrate wildlife and nature in our area. There will be prizes, lots of give-aways and plenty for fun for everyone! Volunteers will be on-site to chat with you about flora and fauna of the area, to lead impromptu guided walks, as well as to share information about these three beautiful trail assets of our region.

Members from each host organization will be on-site to coordinate public sign-up and participation, including tracking all kilometers walked, and distribution of lots of free stuff during the event. North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club and Allan Brooks Nature Centre volunteers will be on hand at Swan Lake Nature Reserve, Ribbons of Green Trail Society will be at Middleton Mountain Regional Park, and Friends of Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park will be at all three gates of Kal. Park (Cousin’s Bay, Red Gate and main gate), with a tent at the main gate twin bay parking lot. 

Some of the materials to be given away include: Canadian Wildlife Federation 2012 Calendars, and Walk for Wildlife pins, and BC Ministry of Environment Species Information Sheets. In kind support is also being provided by Regional District North Okanagan, City of Vernon, District of Coldstream, Rancho Vignola, Vernon Telescope Nature & Science, and Vantage One Credit Union.

Youth participants (14 years of age and younger) are also encouraged to take nature-themed photos during the event and enter the All Things Natural photo contest hosted by Allan Brooks Nature Centre. All photo entries should be clearly labeled with the name and age of the photographer and submitted to:

Aaron Deans
Executive Director
Allan Brooks Nature Centre Society


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