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

Wild Ideas Kimberley Cranbrook: Breaking down barriers to entry

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Tim Chapman will be speaking about the importance of connecting youth with the environment by empowering skillset growth through working with partners from environmental and community-based organizations to address change locally.

Seedy Sunday Kimberley

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Whether you're a gardening pro or just starting to get your hands dirty, there is much to be shared, so join us for Seedy SUNDAY to plan for the upcoming growing season and to connect, exchange, and learn!

Forest and Nature School: Winter 2024 Programs

January 5 - March 12, 2024

Using play-based, child-led, emergent curriculum, young explorers are offered time and space to build, play, and engage with one another. With regular and repeated access to nature across every season the children become the magic themselves, showing us what an amazing teacher nature is herself.

Spring Camp Odyssey 2024

March 20 - March 28, 2024

Yes, you better believe it — we are hosting a spring break version of Camp Odyssey! 

Co-Community Cleanup 2024

Saturday, April 20, 2024

This all-ages event is a fantastic opportunity to get outdoors, team up with family and friends, and do your part to give Cranbrook and Kimberley a spring clean.

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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