Marysville Eco Park

Program Overview

As part of greater recovery efforts on Mark Creek, Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook established the Marysville Eco Park in 2004. Once a gravel parking lot serving the Marysville Falls, Wildsight partnered with the City of Kimberley to excavate and restore the streambank, and to establish native tree, shrub, and herbaceous plant species on the site. Local sculptor Tony Austin created trout sculptures for the Eco Park, and signage and picnic tables were installed to invite visitors to the space.

An EV charging station has been installed at the park in partnership with the City of Kimberley, Accelerate Kootenays, the Community Energy Association, and Kootenay Rockies Tourism. The charging station is now active on the FLO network map and PlugShare. The charging station provides locals and visitors alike the opportunity to recharge in proximity to nature as well as the local shops and businesses in downtown Marysville.

 

Program Opportunities

It is only through the efforts of countless resident and student volunteers that the Marysville Eco Park is the verdant refuge it is today! Every year, Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook hosts Volunteer Workbees at the Eco Park to clean up waste, remove weedy or invasive plants, maintain signage, and more to ensure the space’s inviting, natural beauty into the future.

Learn about the invasive plants at Marysville Eco Park

If you’d like to participate in one of these events, please email us at kimcran@wildsight.ca, and Wildsight will let you know of the next opportunity to lend a hand.

Volunteer with us! 

 

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Thanks to the Regional District of East Kootenay, the Province of British Columbia, and
Columbia Basin Trust for funding support in 2023!


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Upcoming Kimberley Cranbrook events

Plant-based Potluck

Saturday, June 22

We invite you to join us for a plant-based potluck to share dishes, recipes, and knowledge with members of the Kimberley Cranbrook community!

Camp Odyssey 2024

July 8 - August 23

Our incredibly popular Camp Odyssey will be back in the summer of 2024! Camp Odyssey offers weeklong day camps and single-day camps throughout July and August in Kimberley and Cranbrook. This is a great opportunity to have your children outside, in a safe, structured, and fun environment.

E-Bike Raffle 2024

Thursday, August 29

For our 2024 E-Bike Raffle, we are offering the chance to win one Liv Amiti E+ 3 — all you have to do is pick your destination and enjoy the journey!

Kimberley Farmers' Market 2024

June 20 - September 19

The Kimberley Farmers' Market will be serving up fresh produce from local farmers, crafts from local artisans, live music, and delicious food for you to enjoy each Thursday throughout the summer!

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Join The Team

Want to protect wildlife, clean water and wild spaces? Volunteer with us! Wildsight volunteers are a very special group of people who give generously of their time to stuff envelopes, attend rallies, help run events, put up posters, keep tabs on forestry practices in their communities and participate in citizen science initiatives.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Branch Information

Contact

97 Wallinger Ave
Kimberley, BC V1A 1Y6

Office Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm (by appointment only)
Phone: 250-427-2535

kimcran@wildsight.ca