May 24, 2024: Slocan Valley Communities Pulling Together Event. Volunteer Opportunity!

Are you passionate about environmental conservation and eager to make a positive impact in your community? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you! CKISS is teaming up with the Slocan Lake Stewardship Society (SLSS) to organize a Community Pulling Together event in the stunning Slocan Valley. This event will be held at the Hunter Siding wetland, located just north of New Denver in Hills BC.


Date: Friday May 24, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Hunter Siding Wetland (see map) – please meet at the Hill Fire station on Hwy 6 and we will carpool to the site.
*Note: Participants will receive more detailed instructions about the event once they have registered.

What you will be doing: Using hand tools you will help us CUT and properly dispose of invasive thistle.

The Hunter Siding wetland is a crucial part of SLSS’ Bonanza Biodiversity Corridor Project, which plays a significant role in the overall health and functioning of the Slocan Lake Watershed. However, invasive bull thistle has become a growing concern in this area, threatening the biodiversity of native plant species and disrupting the delicate balance of the ecosystem. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to make a tangible difference by helping to cut and remove invasive bull thistle from the wetland area.

In addition to participating in the weed pull, volunteers will also have the chance to assist restoration professionals in conducting a native plant survivorship survey. This survey aims to assess the survival rates of trees planted in the fall of 2023, providing valuable data for ongoing conservation efforts.

A Community Pulling Together event is not only an opportunity to engage in hands-on conservation work but also a chance to learn about the ecological impacts of invasive plants and proper removal techniques. Participants will receive guidance and training from experienced professionals, gaining valuable insights into the importance of preserving native ecosystems and the role of community-driven conservation efforts.

Join us for a rewarding day of environmental stewardship, camaraderie, and outdoor adventure! Together, we can make a difference in protecting the natural beauty and biodiversity of the Slocan Valley.

Sign up to volunteer! Experience the camaraderie of like-minded individuals while revitalizing our natural surroundings!