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Victoria & Islands branch - North Island Wildlife Recovery

May 23, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:15pm
Location: 
Errington (close to Parksville on way to Coombs)
Victoria & Islands
PD hours: 
3

North Island Wildlife Recovery Association

Date: May 23, 2020

Time: 9:00 -12:15pm

Meeting Place: 1240 Leffler Road, PO Box 364, Errington, BC  V0R1V0

Cost: No charge for BCIA members. 

Group size: About 20  maximum.  BCIA members only for this tour. 

Schedule:

9:00 to ~10:30am - Meet at Wildlife Centre for a 1.5hr. tour of the facility.  Visit the animals and learn about what they do. Talk about the water conservation area, native plants on site and the educational Wildlife Garden.  See website at https://www.niwra.org/

10:45 to~11:30am - Travel to nearby Silver Meadows Farm to see a large family run-farm operation where "agriculture is done properly" with soils protected and wildlife supported. A rep there would speak about their farm, philosophy and practices.

11:40am to 12:15pm-  Visit with local producers at the lovely nearby Errington Farmer's Market.

Other Info:

  • We will all meet at the wildlife centre, but the tour will include driving from site to site in our own vehicles. Carpooling is strongly encouraged, so please note if you are willing to carpool.
  • The tour will take place rain or shine and so members need to dress accordingly. Good walking shoes are needed as the far is on about 8 acres -- the ground will not too muddy.  Bring water.