Thursday, May 14, 2015

Browne Creek Wetlands Opening - It's For The Birds

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.

A long path through the trees gave me a chance to shrug off the cares of the world and start appreciating a more natural experience. Pictures cannot capture the chorus of bird trills found here. I look for red winged blackbirds amongst the bullrushes. Not so lucky today, maybe too many visitors.

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. 

Taking a trail,  I stroll by a number of student classes taking in the sights. The sounds, of "stay on the trail" reverberating through the woods. After all, this is a place for the birds, fishes and... humans should tread carefully.

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.

Imagine living here....

All pictures © Stephen Mullock except the illustrations.

Stephen Mullock
is an award winning full-time real estate specialist with 30 years of experience and hundreds of sales. Thinking of buying or selling real estate in the Fraser Cheam communities of Chilliwack, Agassiz or Harrison Hot Springs? Contact Steve (click here) of Royal LePage Wheeler Cheam Realty for experience, local knowledge and friendly service you’ll be happy you did.

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