Photo: Leigh Cormier, Christel Hagn, EKISC

Renew, Rewild, Reconnect

Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 9:00am to 12:00pm
Kimberley & Cranbrook Branch
Spooner Park
Corner of Baker St and 17th Ave N across from Wester Financial Place in Cranbrook

Come and help us to renew, rewild and reconnect with the land!

The Mount Baker Secondary School grade 11 Outdoor Ed class would like to invite you for a morning of connection, education, and dirt-digging fun!

This inspiring group of kids has spent the last couple of months learning and working with our team and the Co-Creating a Sustainable BC program hosted by Fraser Basin Council to bring a special community event to Cranbrook. 

The morning will start with a couple of short presentations by Dave Quinn, from Know Your Watershed, and Megan MacPhee, from East Kootenay Invasive Species Council. After the presentations, the class has organized all sorts of fun activities for kids and adults alike! There will be a weed pull competition, face painting, games, lunch, a bake sale, and a lemonade sale put on by our local nature school kids. 

Thursday, June 15 from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Rick Spooner Memorial Park
The green space across the street from the playground behind Western Finacial Place

Things to know:

  • Various cleanup equipment will be provided
  • Opportunities for food will be available, the class does intend to use the event as a fundraiser so your donations for snacks are appreciated
  • Be sure to dress according to the weather and bring some gloves if you don’t want to get your hands dirty
  • Having long pants and long sleeves can come in handy if the weeds are getting tall!
  • Washrooms are available at Western Financial Place

Why do we need your help? Invasive plant species continue to move into our region at an alarming rate. Without the action of residents, there are not enough resources to battle the threat. Heightened public knowledge about identification and management of invasive species can lead to more effective removal of invasive plants and restoration of native plant communities.