April Turtle Fence Work Bee

Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 9:00am
Creston Valley Branch
Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area
Meet at the Kootenay-Columbia Discovery Centre Parking Lot1760 W Creston Rd, Creston, BC

Come join us to repair and maintain a turtle fence at the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area. This fence was installed to keep turtles from getting killed on the West Creston Road when they are trying to find a spot to lay their eggs.  Western Painted Turtles generally lay their eggs within 150 m upland of a pond in dry, light, soils.

The work will involve straightening fencing that has fallen over, pruning vegetation from around the fence, removing grass from the fence and relocating some fencing.  The work will involve walking up and down a steep bank and uneven surfaces.

Please register in advance, it helps us prepare for the workbee!

Please note:

  • Bring work gloves.
  • We will have some tools, but wire cutters, pliers, mallets and secateurs are helpful. If you have some, please bring them.
  • Waders/ or rubber boots are recommended.
  • Bring water/snacks.

Join us on Saturday, April 22 from 9:00-11:00am. Meet at the Kootenay-Columbia Discovery Centre Parking Lot.  If you have any questions, please email melissa@wildsight.ca