Friday, June 8, 2012

Readers write - Friends of Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park

Hello Friends of Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. Below are two topics that have come to us in recent days, which might interest some of you.
Local Wetlands
As a result of the recent rains (and snow at higher elevations) wetlands are about as full now as they ever will be.
The Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations and BC Parks have pointed out that it could be useful to have a photographic record of wetlands at this stage.
These records could help document long term climate change, provide base line info in case a wetland was ever destroyed or altered, or provide biological monitoring such as for potential amphibian sites.
If anyone happens by one of the wetlands in Kal, Enderby Cliffs or Mara Meadows, BC Parks would welcome pictures. Likewise, the Ministry biologist would welcome photographs and site coordinates of any wetlands in the North Okanagan.
Yours truly would be happy to relay any photographs to either of the above.
Trail Building Workshop
The Shuswap Trail Alliance is hosting a trail building workshop for Enderby Cliffs on July 7, called "Tweaking Tread". "We will show how making small changes to the tread can increase the durability of the trail. We will fix some small erosion problems which have shown up on the new (and old) sections of trail, anchor some of the traffic flow with natural features, and tiddle along the edges to preserve alignment of the trail."
The Friends of Kal have been offered a place for one person in the workshop. If you would like to represent Kal Park and bring back knowledge that we can apply here, please contact me for further details.
Harold Sellers
Friends of Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park

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