Comox Valley Nature is pleased to re-start its 2018 end-of-summer monthly free public nature walk series As part of its educational mandate Comox Valley Nature invites the public to monthly public nature interpretive walks to experience and understand local sites of environmental interest. Each year since 2010 CVN has led a citizen science data collecting interpretive nature walk along Rosewall Creek to the falls.
Rosewall Creek is an excellent representative of Mid-Island high-gradient erosional salmon-bearing creeks. It illustrates the flora and fauna of these traditional creeks as well as the ongoing challenges to restoration posed by historical logging practices and current climate change impacts.
The walk will be led by Loys Maingon (RPBio) (retired President of Comox Valley Nature. ) Interested participants are invited to meet either in the old Thrifty’s parking lot, in Courtenay on Sunday August 26 at 9:30 am, or in the Rosewall Provincial Park parking lot at about 10:15am , off the Old Highway. Participants are encouraged to wear good shoes and dress accordingly, the trail is for the most part level and gradual but presents challenges due to erosion near the falls. The walk is normally about 2-3 hours, however if participants wish to take a shorter walk, the trail is very popular and participants should feel free to leave the group.
Comox Valley Nature is a non-profit society affiliated to BC Nature consisting only of unpaid volunteers. CVN fulfills its educational mandate by hosting monthly lectures, organizing free weekly guided hikes for members, and a free monthly walk open to the public. Comox Valley Nature also supports specialized groups ( Birding, Botany, Garry Oak Restoration, Wetland Restoration, Environmental heritage, Marine Foreshore, Photography and Young Naturalists Club) which have separate monthly activities. Membership in BC Nature and Comox Valley Nature is $30 per adult and $40 for a family.
Founded in 1966, it is one of the oldest environmental societies on the North Island. Meetings and lectures of the Comox Valley Naturalists Society are held on the third Sunday of most months at the Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton, Courtenay. Meetings and guided walks are open to the public, including children and youth. Lecture is free, though a $3 contribution from non-members is appreciated. New memberships are always welcomed.
Anyone interested in this lecture or participating in CVNS activities can also contact us at the website http://comoxvalleynaturalist.bc.ca/ or Loys Maingon at 250-331-0143. And anyone interested in becoming CVN president should feel free to inquire!