May 2024 Turtle Fence Work Bee

Saturday, May 4, 2024 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 put up a turtle fence at the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area. This fence is 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 unrolling wire fencing, hammering in rebar, and digging in some sections to secure fencing so that the turtles can’t go under it.  There will be walking 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 mallets and wire cutters are helpful. If you have some, please bring them.
  • Bring water/snacks.

Join us on Saturday, May 4, from 9:00-11:00am. Meet at the Kootenay-Columbia Discovery Centre Parking Lot.  If you have any questions, please email