Earlier this month, Kimberley students in Mrs Strachan-Garrel’s Grade 4/5 class at McKim Middle School put on snowshoes and went out into the snow to harvest lichen for our endangered mountain caribou. Patty Kolisnichenko, a local educator who leads EcoStewards, Wildsight’s stewardship-based education program for kids, visited the class several times to teach the students … Continued
Extinction through the eyes of a five year old
Wildsight News :Kimberley/Cranbrook Branch
“Love her, but keep her wild.” ~Atticus To the dreamers, the doers, the ones fighting to protect the places and people we love. To you. Happy Valentine’s Day. Make a gift to wildlife and wild places today in someone’s honour.
This entry is the second of a two-part series on waste diversion and landfilling practices in the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK). In this post, Wildsight’s Kimberley Cranbrook branch tours RDEK waste transfer and landfill facilities.
This entry is one installment of a two-part series on waste diversion and landfilling practices in the Regional District of East Kootenay. In this post, Wildsight’s Kimberley Cranbrook branch reports on a tour of the Central Materials Recycling Facility in Cranbrook.
This position has been filled. Are you a college student looking for a part-time job during the school year? Wildsight is looking for a Communications & Development Intern to work with us during the school year in our Kimberley office. You’ll be working with our Communications & Development Manager, and the rest of the Wildsight … Continued
Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook is proud to announce the winner of our artist design contest: Jennifer Johnston! Jen’s vision of vibrant, sustainable communities was beautifully captured in her design: weaving plant forms and pollinators together with our charismatic neighbour, the black bear. Jen offers her thoughts here on art, community and living (and growing) with nature. … Continued
Just over a decade ago, the Marysville Eco Park was a radically different environment. Providing parking for the Marysville Falls tourist attraction, the site was a flat, gravel lot extending right to the water’s edge. Sedimentation from stormwater runoff and snow dumping on site added to the cumulative effects of pollution in Mark Creek: effects … Continued
Every bite we take comes with a backstory of interconnected narratives. The problem is, we’ve taken so many bites throughout human history that—somewhere along the way—we stopped paying attention to the plot details behind what’s sitting at the end of our forks. Before we talk about the local food stories that are being written in … Continued
More than any other season, the pull to go outside seems to tug the strongest in the summer. Maybe it’s the undeniable bliss that comes when you combine warm sunshine with a cool breeze? Perhaps it’s the sound of mom shouting “turn that thing off and go play outside!” that still echoes in our minds, … Continued
Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook is seeking submissions from artists for a new t-shirt design highlighting our Branch’s local work. The cities of Kimberley and Cranbrook are home to a wealth of talented visual artists, and we’re searching for individuals who can bring our vision of vibrant, sustainable communities to life through their artwork. Think you have a … Continued