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Living with Beavers – Friends of Fish Creek Beaver Coexistence Day
Saturday, October 3
Marshall Springs, Fish Creek Provincial Park
Physical Address: 2428 Fish Creek Blvd SW
Google Maps: 2300 Fish Creek Blvd SW
No other species, other than humans, have the ability to alter and change the landscape the way that beavers can do. Join the Friends of Fish Creek to view evidence of beaver activity and to increase your understanding and appreciation of this fascinating water-loving mammal.
These free walking tours will be 1.5 hours in duration, with approximately 40 minutes of walking and five 10-minute stops to learn about beavers and the Fish Creek Beaver Coexistence Project. Topics will include beaver basics, ecological benefits of beavers, beavers’ significance in the Blackfoot culture, beaver coexistence devices, a tree painting test pilot, and an exhibit at the trailhead to showcase the Friends of Fish Creek’s digital stewardship app.
This free event is perfect for families and anyone who like to learn more about nature’s engineers. Please note, there are no washrooms available on site and the tour route includes walking paved as well as granular pathways as well as some hills.
In accordance with public health, group sizes will be limited to 10 people and tours will take place at different times throughout the day. Physical distancing will be required, with ground markings as friendly reminders at each tour stop. Hand sanitizer and disposable masks will be available. Some stops may have biofacts as visuals, but not for touching.
Thank you to our project partners and supporters Alberta Parks, Cows & Fish, Miistakis Institute, Ruby Eaglechild, Humane Solutions and You Betula Environmental.
Space is limited and registration is required.
This event is sold out, thank you to everyone who registered.