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Adult Toad Fencing – 2022

Feb 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Work

  • 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.

Responsibilities

  • Help install the silt fencing.
  • Use tools to dig trenches, hammer in wooden stakes and attach fencing material to the wooden stakes.

Requirements

  • 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.

Training/Equipment

  • 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.

Safety

  • 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!).

Setting

  • Outdoors in the right-of-way adjacent to Elk View Road.
  • There is no shelter or bathroom facilities on site.

Location

  • Ryder Lake Neighbourhood in Chilliwack, BC.
  • The exact meeting location will be provided once registered.

Commitment

  • Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • RAIN OR SHINE

Thank you for your interest in Toad Fence Installation!

Details

Date:
Feb 23
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Where

Ryder Lake
49046-49210 Elk View Road
Chilliwack, British Columbia V4Z 1G7 Canada

Organizer

Alexandra Janes
Email:
alex@fraservalleyconservancy.ca