Pemberton Wildlife Association Hosts Free Open House
Are you passionate about the environment? Do you love spending time in the great outdoors?
Well, April 29th is your chance to learn more about the recreation and conservation efforts in the Pemberton community. Drop by the Pemberton & District Community Centre between 11AM - 4PM for this free event and enjoy a barbecue plus other activities and learning opportunities.
Outdoor Recreation and Conservation Fair
Hosted by Pemberton Wildlife Association, this will be the first Outdoor Recreation and Conservation Fair held in Pemberton.
"We wanted to have an open house-style fair to talk about some of the initiatives both that we do and also that meet our mandate of conservation and outdoor recreation… We haven't done a public event for a long time… so we just decided that it was time to do another public event. There's a whole lot of new people around and people who don't really know what the wildlife association does, so we just thought it was a really good time to try and engage people in town." said Veronica Woodruff, Director of Pemberton Wildlife Association fisheries committee.
The fair will include interactive stations and displays on various topics of interest including; ultra-light backpacking, avalanche safety, trail building and maintenance, wildlife conservation, and wildlife photography. Bring out the whole family for this event - There will be taxidermied animals on display, a bunch of hands-on nature activities for kids education, and attendees will be able to try their hand at archery!
Search and Rescue, Pemberton Valley Trail Association and the Pemberton Snowmobile Club, and a wide range of community groups will be in attendance as well.
The Outdoor Recreation and Conservation Fair is intended to bring awareness to all the different types of outdoor recreation that Pemberton and the Sea to Sky Corridor has to offer. This is also an opportunity for the Pemberton Wildlife Association to highlight some of the lesser known community initiatives and partnerships.
"There's a lot of things that the wildlife association does that I'm not sure people know that we do," said Woodruff, adding that "I think a lot of people just associate the wildlife association with the gun range, but we do so much more than that."
Come out to the Pemberton Community Centre on Saturday, April 29th to learn about all the important things the Pemberton Wildlife Association has done for the community such as maintaining trail systems, conservation work, wildlife tracking, and helping to upgrade the Tenquille Lake Cabin
Can't make it on Saturday? Take a look at the Pemberton Wildlife Association website to learn about their conservation efforts and more.
Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017