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Still time to register: Streamkeepers weekend

What a treat if you like to get out in nature and learn about the living world. Streamkeepers is coming this August to Alexander Creek, east of Sparwood, and there are still a few weeks left to register for this interesting water stewardship program.

The Elk River Alliance is hosting the first Streamkeepers Program in Sparwood on August 18-19. There is room for 10 pre-registered participants.

“This is simply the best way local water stewards can gain hands-on field training in stream habitat, water quality and more,” said Kalista Pruden, Wildsight’s Lake Windermere Project coordinator. She said participants will come away from the two-day workshop with an understanding of how to conduct stream invertebrate surveys, do streamside plantings and even how to trap and identify juvenile fish.

“The Streamkeepers program empowers community members with amazing and fun tools to assess and monitor the health of their backyard waterways,” Pruden said. “The beauty of it is that everyone with an interest in our waterways — residents, youth, second-home owners, seniors — will learn some pretty awesome skills in how to keep these great, natural assets healthy. It’s a really fun mix of science and hands-on, light activity.”

People are asked to pre-register by August 10.

To register, contact Ayla Bennett at 250-423-8799 or ayla@elkriveralliance.ca

The weekend workshop will take place on Alexander Creek, east of Sparwood.

Times:

 

Saturday, August 18 from 9:00am to 5:00pm

 

Sunday, August 19 from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

 

Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity!

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