It's for the birds. Actually it for the birds, fishes, trees and a variety of other sensitive life forms dependent upon wetlands. Opening day for Browne Creek Wetland Trails was today and I decided to attend along with bus loads of elementary school children, local dignitaries and the partners without whose assistance a project like this would not be possible.
I find a small parking lot at the end of Browne Road having travelled westward from Sardis along the Vedder Mountain Road towards Yarrow. This a gated lot with hours that change seasonally.
Finding some tents I have the good fortune to meet and talk to two Rotarians, project artist Jonathan Mills and, fellow Royal LePage agent and good buddy, Ian Meissner.
|Jonathan and Ian|
Rotary has been very involved with the "Rotary Trail" on the north side of the Vedder River and they have future plans for trail loop that will eventually connect the two sides together. What a legacy that would be for Chilliwack.
Major partners included: City of Chilliwack, Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition, Salmonid Enhancement Program, Rotary Club of Chilliwack and the Government of Canada.
Map details can be accessed at the City of Chilliwack site.