We’re looking for energetic volunteers to help us install 150m of silt fencing to direct amphibians travelling back to the wetlands!
This will involve installing fencing along the ditch on Elk View Road.
Why it’s Helpful
In late February/early March the amphibians are travelling back to their important breeding wetland in Ryder Lake. There is a crossing structure called the “Toad Tunnel”, that runs under Elk View Road.
The fencing you will install helps guide these amphibians to the crossing structure so they can safely pass under the road.
Help install the silt fencing.
Use tools to dig trenches, hammer in wooden stakes and attach fencing material to the wooden stakes.
Be prepared to spend a few hours outdoors alongside a road.
Can use tools such as shovels to dig into wet ground.
Hammering wooden stakes into the ground, and using a staple gun to secure the fence.
Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear (Rubber boots or hiking boots that can get a little muddy) and work gloves.
Access to a vehicle to travel to the Ryder Lake area.
Bring your own water/hot drinks or snacks.
All training required will be provided on the day-of.
All tools will be provided including shovels, pickaxes, sledgehammers, staple guns, and staples.
If you’re able to, bring your own gloves.
Bring your own mask (mandatory) to wear for check-in, and when less than 2 meters apart from others.
Dress appropriately for wet, cold, weather.
Safety vests will be provided (let us know if you want to bring your own!).
Outdoors in the right-of-way adjacent to Elk View Road.
There is no shelter or bathroom facilities on site.
Ryder Lake Neighbourhood in Chilliwack, BC.
The exact meeting location will be provided once registered.
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
RAIN OR SHINE
Thank you for your interest in Toad Fence Installation!