Meander from the headwaters of a newly constructed salmon stream and wetland to its outlet into the Vedder River (approx 2.5km round trip). Along the way, learn how to interpret the natural landscape, discover the species that have already taken up residence, taste edible wild berries, identify trees and shrubs, poke things with sticks, probably get muddy, pull invasive species, see restoration in action, and discover ways you and your students can contribute to stewarding Chilliwack’s newest stream.
We will meet at 8:30 am at the public parking lot at the end of Hooge Road, Chilliwack.
Please wear a mask, weather-appropriate clothing, and footwear for the weather conditions. Bring a backpack with lunch, snacks, and water.
Steve Clegg is old enough to come from a generation of kids who stayed outside until it got dark but young enough to not complain about sore knees, yet. He drags his family up mountains, down rivers, through caves, and around urban spaces, too. He has dabbled in business, arboriculture, environmental consulting, nonprofits, and now works for the City of Chilliwack’s Environmental Services Department on invasive species, species at risk, stewardship, community education, and habitat restoration projects. Steve enjoys poking things with sticks, heights, that weird feeling you get in your stomach when you quickly go over a hill in a car, and sharing ways for people to experience and appreciate the outdoors.