On Friday, July 13th at 11:30 am two youth from the Youth and Ecological Restoration Program (YER) will lead a guided tour of a sensitive ecosystem in the Millard Creek headwaters. Earlier in the week, the youth will be mapping watercourses and vegetation to better understand this flourishing spring fed forest.

YER is funded by Ministry of Children and Family Development and the tour is part of a second phase project for youth who have graduated from the first phase of the program. This work is being done in partnership with Millard/Piercy Watershed Stewards (MPWS) (www.millardpiercy.org).

One of MPWS protection and education guidelines is to “engage the community to learn more about the watershed and how to protect it”. The youth will be teaching you about the human and environmental history of the area, results of the sensitive ecosystem study and how we can care for the land.

The youth led tour will be located at 4327 Minto Road. To find us follow the Courtenay Connector to Minto Road and turn left; the ninth house on the right has a green metal roof and the road number is on a big fir tree; please park along the road. FMI contact Wendy Kotilla at 250-336-8487 or click here to send her an e-mail.