Two youth will give a public tour on July 31st at 12:00 pm in Bear Creek Nature Park, which is located in Black Creek. This Youth and Ecological Restoration Program (YER), Phase II project is jointly funded by Ministry of Children and Family Development and Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) through a Grant in Aid.
Oyster River Enhancement Society (ORES) has managed a salmon hatchery in the area since 1983. Bear Creek Nature Park was established in 2010 and is certified as an Ecological Gift with Environment Canada, protecting the ORES hatchery operation. This YERII project is to map ORES side channel #1 with Biologist, Ian Moul. The youth will learn ecological inventory, research methods, and teamwork and communication skills. They will teach their acquired knowledge and experience to the tour participants.
Please join us for this youth led tour at Bear Creek Nature Park on July 31 st at 12:00 pm. Follow the old Island Highway north, go left on Hamm Road, then right on Macauley Road to the park entrance on the right and drive to the upper parking area. See you there.
Contact Wendy Kotilla at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-336- 8487.