Wetland Activities and Locations
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Model Working Wetlands
Our programs have been temporarily halted due to cash flow interruptions.
We are hoping to be up and running again near June with these programs.
Located in Kelowna East of Gordon Drive, North of Lexington Drive in the Mission Creek Sports Field. This reconstructed wetland restores some of the marsh habitat to the riparian corridor of Mission Creek.
Stewardship activities at this site involve noxious weed removal (primarily Bull Thistle and Sweet Clover) and litter clean-up.
Schools participating in the MWW program at this site include: Anne McClymont, Casorso Elementary, Bellevue Creek Elementary, South Kelowna Elementary, and Kelowna Christian School.
Rose Valley Pond:
Located on the Westside at the junction of Westlake Road and Horizon Drive, adjacent to Rose Valley Elementary School. This beautiful natural wetland is in an ideal location to foster a stewardship ethic in the students of Rose Valley Elementary.
Stewardship activities at this site involve noxious weed removal (primarily Knapweed and Bull Thistle) and litter clean-up.
Schools participating in the MWW program at this site include: Rose Valley Elementary and Chief Tomat Elementary.
Located in Rutland, West of Rutland Road North and South of Fitzpatrick Road. This reconstructed wetland is an important stopover for migratory waterfowl as well as good habitat for many marsh animals. However, there is a severe problem of winter die off in waterfowl resulting from people feeding waterfowl.
Stewardship activities at this site involve noxious weed removal (primarily Bull Thistle), native species replanting (~250 Red-Osier Dogwood saplings), litter clean-up, and brainstorming for signs discouraging nearby residents from feeding the waterfowl.
Schools participating in the MWW program at this site include: Belgo Elementary and South Rutland Elementary.
Glenmore Highlands Wetland Matrix:
Located in the hills directly North of Kelowna, this matrix of wetlands includes ~17 ponds of various sizes that provide excellent habitat for Painted Turtles and many other wetland species. This area is mostly private land and is scheduled for residential development in the near future.
Stewardship activities at this site involve noxious weed removal (primarily Knapweed and Sweet Clover), and garbage removal.
Schools participating in the MWW program at this site include: North Glenmore Elementary and Bellevue Creek Elementary
Located in a small city park bounded by Millard Court and Millard Place, just north of Union Road in Glenmore. This small pond is an important part of the Brandt's Creek headwaters. Resident Muskrat and many important invertebrates seek refuge in the pond over the winter months.
Stewardship efforts at this location are being undertaken by grade 5/6 classes from North Glenmore Elementary School. In November 2000 students removed a large amount of litter and debris (several garbage bags full) from the pond and nearby riparian areas (included in the debris was an electric motor and battery as well as many other harmful items). The pond needs further help in the form of riparian replanting, control of persistent waterfowl (in the form of public education), and continuing litter clean-up.
Located on Highroad behind Bankhead Elementary School. This section of Brandt's Creek is home to many invertebrates, small fish and waterfowl.
Stewardship activities at this site include noxious weed removal (primarily Bull Thistle) and litter clean-up
The school participating in the MWW program at this site is Bankhead Elementary.