Looking for Amphibian Detectives!

We are currently looking for tough volunteers to help with our ongoing night time amphibian surveys as a component of our Ryder Lake Amphibian Protection Project.  The objective of this survey is to determine the effectiveness of an amphibian crossing structure at reducing road mortality.  We will be counting live and dead amphibians along a stretch of Ryder Lake and Elk View roads in Chilliwack, BC.

Volunteers must be prepared to walk 6 km in cold, dark and wet conditions while hunting for amphibians.  Surveys will start after dark and last until the survey is complete, generally 1-4 hours.  You will need warm gloves, waterproof jacket, waterproof pants and boots.  Surveys will be conducted starting immediately until June.  Unfortunately, surveys cannot be planned in advance as they are completely dependent on rainy weather.

If you are interested in volunteering for this project please e-mail Kendra Morgan (projects@fraservalleyconservancy.ca) and you will be added to a contact list.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to e-mail or call (604-625-0066).

Chilliwack River Cleanup Saturday April 12th

Come join the FVC and other groups clean-up the banks of the Chilliwack River this weekend. It is a family friendly event that helps keep garbage out of the environment and provides an opportunity to enjoy the spectacular scenery along our adopted section of the river.

  • Registration starts at 8:30am Saturday April 12th, at the Great Blue Heron Reserve (5200 Sumas Prairie Road, in Chilliwack) we will then head out at 9:30 am to our section of the river (between Slesse Road and the Tamahi Bridge) and we will be done by noon.
  • Please ensure you dress appropriately for the weather!
  • Clean up tools and bags will be provided.

If anyone needs a ride from Abbotsford let us know so we can arrange a carpool. If you have any questions feel free to call 604-625-0066 or email.