In-person club meetings are cancelled until it is safe to reconvene.
Members will be notified of any opportunities for walks
and work parties following COVID 19 guidelines.
Club meetings are normally held the second Wednesday of each month (except July and August) at 7:30 pm at the
Ravine Park Hatchery, 2395 Crescent Way, Abbotsford (by the Abbotsford Arts Centre).
Come and join us in the continual learning and appreciation of our natural world!
For more info contact: email@example.com - 604-853-4283
The Abbotsford Mission Nature Club, formerly the Central Valley Naturalists, was started in 1992 by a group of keen birders and lovers of the natural world. Under the shared vision of BC Nature, a Federation of BC Clubs - “to know nature and to keep it worth knowing” - the club engaged early on in several significant events in our community.
In 1992 the Club was contacted by the Hogan family and assisted them in preserving a beautiful parcel of forested land and in its donation to the City as parkland, creating the Hogan Family Nature Park. In 1994 when upland development necessitated the development of Willband Creek Park and Detention Ponds, the Club was involved in providing interpretive signage and habitat development planning ideas. More recently, over the last 5 years, the Club along with Abbotsford Christian Middle School student volunteers have installed and maintained over 50 swallow boxes and 12 wood duck boxes, planted thousands of native trees and shrubs, removed invasive blackberry and installed beaver protection around many trees within Willband Creek Park. The Club’s most significant project in the Park was the Fall 2017 completion of the Co-op Community Viewing Platform thanks to the help of significant in-kind donations and funding from the ‘Co-op Community Spaces Program’.
On the second Wednesday of the month, AMNC holds educational meetings at the Ravine Park Hatchery from September to June and organizes field trips throughout the year.