The activities locally will take place on Sunday, Sept. 26 at Lost Lake Park, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be events for kids and adults, including a canoe scavenger hunt, a barbecue, fishing demonstrations, as well as a wide variety of educational displays from local groups.
In addition to celebrating the role rivers play, providing us with clean water, fish, and recreation, B.C. Rivers Day also draws attention to threats to waterways, including pollution and development. There will be an opportunity to get more involved with the issues, which range from run-of-the-river Independent Power Projects, to the restoration of fish runs.
If you would like more information, or want to help out with the Whistler event, contact Kristina Swerhun, a fish and wildlife technician for the RMOW, at 604-935-8323.
For more information on B.C. Rivers Day, visit the Outdoor Recreation Council at 604-737-3058.