Community Planning Meeting for Harrop Wetland Restoration Project

When:
May 25, 2014 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Where:
Harrop Community Hall

The Friends of Kootenay Lake are pleased to announce they have received $35,800 from the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program and Environment Canada to restore the Harrop wetlands in Sunshine Bay Regional Park.

“This is a huge opportunity to improve the fish and wildlife habitat on one of the few remaining wetland areas on the shores of Kootenay Lake. The project will focus on restoring 3 existing wetland ponds as well as planting native trees and shrubs. The restoration will improve habitat for provincially blue-listed species including western toads, great blue heron, and painted turtle. There will be many opportunities for community members to take action and create long-lasting environmental protection and enhancement of a critical wetland area. We are committed to making this project inclusive and collaborative and are looking forward to working with the public to make sure the project meets the needs of the community.” – Claire de la Salle, Friends of Kootenay Lake Program Manager

The Friends of Kootenay Lake are hosting three community planning sessions to get public input into the design of the restoration project. Come one come all and learn about this project and share your thoughts.

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