The walking paths at Paradise Meadows on Mount Washington are a popular attrction. Photo submitted

Strathcona Wilderness Institute AGM upcoming

Learn more about the SWI and its work at Strathcona Provincial Park

The Strathcona Wilderness Institute (SWI) is hosting its 2018 annual general meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m. at the Florence Filberg Centre.

The meeting will include annual reports and election of the board, followed by a short slide presentation and light refreshments.

There will also be a presentation on “Fossil Life of Strathcona Provincial Park: 300 Million Years Ago on the Sea Floor” by palaeontologist Randal Mindell. It will encompass the fossils from limestone of the Buttle Lake area, including crinoids, which are beautiful flower-like creatures distantly related to the modern sea-urchin.

SWI is a registered charity organization with a mission to inspire awareness, appreciation and stewardship of the natural world through education and participation. It serves as the interface between the general public and the Strathcona Provincial Park, providing information and programming for park visitors and operating both the Strathcona Wilderness Centre at Paradise Meadows and the Visitor Information Centre at Buttle Lake.

“Strathcona Provincial Park is such a wonderful asset for our communities here on the Island, and this is an opportunity for park users and advocates to learn more about how they can support SWI and the responsible enjoyment of the park,” said Judy Norbury, chair of the SWI board of directors.

Members of the public, former and potential volunteers are all invited to attend the AGM and learn more about SWI’s work, accomplishments and plans for the upcoming year.

“Volunteers are the lifeblood of this organization, and we have many opportunities for volunteers to get involved, from leading guided walks and presentations in the park, to helping us with our fundraising efforts and creating educational materials for public park users,” said Norbury.

The board of directors invites anyone interested in being involved in the SWI at the organizational level, namely as a director, to put their names forward for the upcoming election. For more information, please contact Judy Norbury: strathconawilderness@gmail.com

strathconapark.org

Just Posted

What to do on Family Day in the Comox Valley

Looking for something to do this Family Day? Here are some suggestions:Courtenay… Continue reading

Highland Secondary student wins Horatio Alger scholarship

Jenna Leggett grew up on Read Island where there was no electricity and no roads to her home

Next Science Pub explores sex, evolution and nature’s strangest dating scenes

The Cumberland Community Forest Society (CCFS) is presenting the next event in… Continue reading

Sprinkler system bursts at Florence Filberg Centre

Witnesses say water was pouring down from the building’s deck

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

Ex-FBI official: ‘Crime may have been committed’ by Trump

Andrew McCabe said FBI had good reason to open a counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump was in league with Russia

B.C. athlete takes home gold in freestyle aerials at Canada Games

Brayden Kuroda won the event with a combined score of 121.65.

Cabinet likely to extend deadline to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline

New round of consultations with Indigenous communities is coming

B.C. government provides $75,000 towards salmon study

Study looks at abundance and health of Pacific salmon in Gulf of Alaska

Murdered and missing honoured at Stolen Sisters Memorial March in B.C.

‘We come together to make change within the systems in our society’

UBC researchers develop inexpensive tool to test drinking water

The tricoder can test for biological contamination in real-time

Most Read