August 22 & 23, 2018 – Toadfest at Summit Lake: Volunteers Wanted to Help CKISS with a Restoration Project.

Did you know that invasive species are the second greatest threat to biodiversity globally? The Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS) will be attending Toadfest this year with an outreach booth and they will be hosting a ‘Community Weed Pull’ during the event. Come help us improve wildlife habitat by beating back the burdock located near the front entrance of the gate.

You are encouraged to come get your hands dirty during Toadfest and assist CKISS with this restoration project. We will have shovels and gloves on hand for you to borrow or bring your own!  A big thanks to Columbia Basin Trust & Environment Canada’s EcoAction Community Funding Program for their support.

** Please note that this portion of Toadfest may be postponed if there are toadlets in the restoration site**

What is Toadfest?

This free, fun, family event, organized by the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program, is mostly about raising awareness about Western Toads. Come and learn about the toad’s natural history, life cycle, and habitat needs. Check out the displays, and learn more about other animals.

Adult toads typically migrate in early spring to breed at Summit Lake. The dime-size toadlets migrate from Summit Lake to upland habitat in the summer.

If there are toadlets in Summit Lake Provincial Park during Toadfest, you may get a chance to carry toadlets across the road. The public are reminded not to carry toadlets across the road, outside of this event.

Toadlet on finger Photo: Barb Houston

Event Details:

Date & Time: Wednesday August 22nd, 4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Thursday August 23, from 9:00 am – 12 noon.

Location: Summit Lake Provincial Park, near Nakusp

For more information visit the the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program website or contact them at or 250-352-1300.

Thomas the Toad
Come meet Thomas the Toad!