Minibus Tour: Wetlands, Nature and History of Fish Creek Provincial Park
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Friday, August 15th, 9-11am
Join the Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society as we explore the park in the comfort of our new, open-air minibus! Learn about the importance of the engineered wetlands in the park, as well as the cultural history and nature that will surround you throughout your outing!
Storm water naturally runs from the streets in surrounding communities and carries with it harmful chemicals, pesticides and sediments. Engineered wetlands have been constructed in the park to naturally filter and clean this water before it enters Fish Creek. These wetlands also provide essential habitat for a wide diversity of insects, birds, amphibians, and mammals who make this park their home! You will also learn about the 10 000 year human history in Fish Creek Provincial Park, with links to First Nations groups, the NorthWest Mounted Police, homesteading, trading and ranching. At 3349 acres, it is one of the largest urban parks in North America, a mixture of grassland, wetlands, forest and riverine areas, abundant with deer, birds, owls, beaver and even the odd coyote…you never know what you’re going to see!
Meet in front of the red barn!
$20 per person, maximum 8 participants