PROGRAMS AND FIELDTRIPS

July 2019 Wednesday Evening Summer Walks
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. start from the trailhead, (July 3, 10, 17 and 24)
Casual strolls with other club members.
Bring your binoculars, water and bug repellent.
For more information on these walks contact the person listed below.

Wednesday, July 3, Browne Creek
Wetlands located in Yarrow, along the
Vedder River floodplain.
The primary feature of the area is the
spawning channel network with over 2km of
recreational trails along the spawning
channels. Two main trails, appropriately named
the Kingfisher and the Beaver Trails, flank the
rehabilitated spawning channels and allow trail users to observe the natural systems up close where wildlife, recreation, education, sustainability and conservation align.
Directions – Take Hwy 1 going east, take No. 3 Rd exit from Hwy 1. Go through Yarrow. Cross RR tracks. Continue to Browne Rd. Turn left. Go over the first dyke, gravel parking lot on the right side.
Meet at 6:30 pm in the parking lot at the end of Browne Road in Yarrow.
For carpooling meet at Tim Hortons and Whatcom at 6 pm
Contact for this walk is Rita Bot 604-309-1263 or rbot12@shaw.ca

Wednesday, July 10, Blaauw Eco Forest, 257A St.
Glen Valley, Langley
The 30-acre Blaauw Eco Forest, owned and
operated by Trinity Western University, was
donated by the Blaauw family after an
intensive campaign by local environmentalists and the community to save the forest. The walk is level and easy through a beautiful coniferous and mixed forest. The walk is only about 2.5 km (45 minutes) on gravel trail but we will go slower and stop to look at the forest ecology. Trail is shaded and there may be mosquitoes.
There is limited roadside parking.

Meet at Tim Hortons at the Mt. Lehman Auto Mall at 6 pm for carpooling. From there get on Hwy 1 west. Travel to 264th Street. Take the north exit and continue on 264th all the way to Glen Valley; after you drop down off the escarpment turn left (west) on 84th Ave. When you get to a small road 257A Street turn right (north).
Look for street parking on your right near the trailhead. You will see the leader. This drive should be 20-30 minutes.
Contact for this walk is Wendy DaDalt wendy@dadalt.net or 604-856-2575

Wednesday, July 17, Matsqui Trail along the Fraser River
We will start the walk at the most eastern part of this
linear park along the Fraser River. On one side of the
trail (dyke) are rich farmlands on the other the Fraser
River where you may still see Matsqui First Nation’s
traditional fishery upstream. An Osprey nest is
reported in this area.
Directions – Take Highway 11 (Mission Hwy) north to Harris Road turn right onto Harris, left at Beharrell, right on Fore, left on Beharrell, right on Page, left on the dyke. Meet in the parking area at 6:30 pm
Contact for this walk is Herman Venema hcpvenema@shaw.ca or 604-308-6152

Wednesday, July 24, Dewdney Nature Regional Park in
Mission at 6:30 pm
Ten minutes drive east of Mission is this 7
hectare park along the Nicomen Slough and
the Fraser River. Walking along the shoreline
permits great wildlife viewing opportunities.
Directions - Head east on Lougheed Highway,
turn right on River Road South and follow it to
the end. (approx. 4 km.)
Contact for this walk is David Hopaluk dhopaluk@shaw.ca of 778-552-5780