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Spring Amphibian Fencing Installation

Feb 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

** This event is for Ryder Lake and Chilliwack residents only**

Do you live in Ryder Lake or Chilliwack? Are you interested in helping nature and wildlife in your neighbourhood? This event might interest you! 

On February 17th, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., the Ryder Lake Nature Team will be building a temporary fence along Elk View Road to help amphibians return to the wetlands. 

 

Wildlife Protection Event – Temporary Fencing Installation

The Work 

  • We’re looking for energetic volunteers to help us install 150m of silt fencing to direct amphibians like frogs, toads, and salamanders 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 the 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 within the Ryder Lake area.
  • Bring your own water bottle.
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.
Safety
  • Dress appropriately for wet, cold, weather.
  • High-visibility vests and work gloves will be provided (you are welcome 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
  • Parking: The mailboxes on Elk View Road.
  • Date: Saturday, February 11th, 2024
  • Time: 9 am to 11 am
  • RAIN OR SHINE
  • This event may be rescheduled if the ground is too hard to dig a trench. The Program Coordinator will update everyone about schedule changes asap.

 

Click “Register Here” to sign-up for the event!

 


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Details

Date:
Feb 17
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Where

Ryder Lake
Chilliwack, British Columbia V4Z 1G7 Canada

Organizer

Jennifer Barden