Join the Kamloops branch for a
Hike and plant ID workshop at Skwaha Lake ecological reserve!
When: Saturday May 26th 8am - 5pm
Where: The Skwaha Lake ecological reserve (http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/eco_reserve/skwaha_er.html) is near Botanie Creek outside of Lytton BC, located in the territory of the Nlaka'pamux First Nations. To carpool, meet at 8:00 am at the Petro Canada Travel Centre at the Copperhead Dr exit from Hwy 1 (1885 Trans-Canada Hwy, Kamloops, BC V1S 1J7). Carpool leaves at 8:10 am to Lytton. We will meet our guide, a knowledge keeper from the Lytton First Nations, at G'Wsep Gas & Food (1054 Lytton-Lillooet Hwy, Lytton, BC V0K 1Z0) off of Hwy 12 at approximately 10:30 am . From there, we will drive together to the site and spend 2-3 hours at the site before returning home.
What: Our guide will lead us on a slow hike, stopping to ask questions and take pictures along the way, into the sub-alpine meadows where we can expect a bouquet of wildflowers and beautiful views of the Stein Valley. Lunch is provided (vegan options available) and we will eat picnic-style in the ecological reserve (pack all garbage out). Please bring water, snacks, and hiking boots. All are welcome. This tour is worth 3 PD hours.
Cost: $10 for members
- $20 for non-members.
Interested in being a carpool driver? Reimbursement for fuel will be provided to drivers who are carpooling with at least 2 other BCIA members. Anyone interested in being a carpool driver must indicate no later than May 23.
Note that the event is also available to student members; Become a student member for free by registering online here https://www.bcia.com/members/student-membership.
Register soon - event limited to 25 participants. Hope to see you there!