wildsight

Event Date: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Time: 
10:00am - 3:00pm

Wildsight Elk Valley's annual Fall Fair is Fernie, BC's reinvention of the traditional fall fair. We're celebrating once again with a festival that is as unique as our community. The Fall Fair is a grass roots public event that encourages people to bridge rural and urban living by promoting agriculture, recreation, household arts, and gardening. It is our goal to showcase healthy, farmstead living and promote the importance and achievability of sustainable food production in the Elk Valley.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Time: 
7:00pm - 8:30pm

What do grizzly bears, birds, wolves, and fish have in common?

A dependence on gravel bed rivers—a special type of river found in the mountains—and their floodplains. Here in the Kootenays, our rivers don't just flow in their visible channels, but also flow underground across the valley floor, supporting an extraordinary diversity of life.

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Time: 
9:00am - 1:00pm

The Community Yard Sale is back and set to take place Saturday May 25 from 9AM to 1PM! All individuals, families, organizations and businesses in Fernie are encouraged to take part. The registration fee is $20.00, and all funds raised will go towards Wildsight Elk Valley Projects.

Event Date: 
Repeats every day 1 times. Also includes Tue Aug 13 2019.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Time: 
6:00pm - 8:30pm

Wildsight members $20 / Nonmembers $30 (cost includes lifetime Wildsight membership)

Take a hike in the Mt. Fernie Provincial Park and use your senses to forage in the forest for food, medicinal plants, and inspiration for technology. This tour is either led by naturalist Lee-Anne Walker or Mary Cosman. Please meet at the Wildsight Elk Valley office at 891 2nd Avenue. Arrive 15 minutes early please and wear appropriate footwear and clothing. We recommend that you bring water, a snack, and a camera and writing pad.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Time: 
5:30pm - 8:30pm

Wildsight Members $20 / Nonmembers $30

Identifying wildflowers is about seeing patterns. Learn flower families and their common characteristics from naturalist Lee-Anne Walker. Price includes Wildsight membership for nonmembers. For info call 250-423-3322 or email elkvalley@wildsight.ca.

Register online today.

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 
10:00am - 12:00pm

Apple tree looking tired? Neglected? Come to this Apple Tree Pruning Workshop and learn how to keep your tree happy and productive for years to come!

To register please email Mary at garden.fernie@gmail.com.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Time: 
5:30pm - 8:30pm

Join Wildsight Elk Valley for their annual AGM and potluck. Clayton Lamb, bear biologist and researcher for the South Rockies Grizzly Bear Project, will be joining us and giving a presentation following the AGM. Everyone welcome but only current Wildsight members are eligible for voting.

They are actively seeking members for the Wildsight Elk Valley Board of Directors. Interested? Know someone who may be? Please contact Courtney at elkvalley@wildsight.ca for more info or to nominate.

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Time: 
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Are you worried about the clear-cutting around Fernie? Join us for a public forum on logging on private land in the Elk Valley to learn about what’s going to be logged next, how much has already been cut and why private forest land logging in the Elk Valley hurts our communities, trails, environment and wildlife.

With patches of snow on the ground, it’s a day for jackets and hoods up to protect ears from the cold.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Time: 
7:00pm - 8:30pm

What do grizzly bears, birds, wolves, and fish have in common? A dependence on gravel bed rivers and their floodplains. Join us for an evening of discovery with Dr. Ric Hauer, to learn about rivers, how there is much more than meets the eye and why they are more important that we ever thought.

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