• To promote awareness, stewardship and restoration of our local environment.
• To develop in an environmentally sustainable manner; the social, leisure, recreation and economic potential of the watersheds.
• To promote and develop a broad range of community partnerships for the stewardship of the local environment.
• To maintain restoration work that the society has initiated and completed.
Eco Camp 2013
Eco Camp 2013 brought to you in part by the Quesnel Community Foundation will take place July 8th to the 12th and August 12th to the 16th at the Nature Education and Resource Centre. For ages 6-10 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. The cost is $30 per child per day. Parents provide lunch. For more information, please call 250-992-5833.
Baker Creek Wildlife Art and Wildlife Photography – Fundraiser
Baker Creek Enhancement Society is evidence to what a small group of committed citizens can accomplish if they roll up their sleeves and pitch in. What started out as the clean-up of Baker Creek has turned into one of the most long-enduring environmental stewardship groups in Canada. With your tax deductible donation of $40.00 or more you can choose a limited edition art print. All funds stay here in Quesnel for ecological restoration and educational programs.
There are over 30 different birds, fish, and animals left, but hurry, they are going fast! Please Note- There is plastic covering protecting the wildlife prints that can be removed when purchased”.
Our New Baby
The Nature Education and Resource Centre is proud to announce we have a new baby in our salt water tank! The winner of the “Name the New Anemone” contest is Sebastian who named the baby “Crystal”. The name “Crystal” is the perfect name for our new baby because just like us humans, Sea Anemones need clean, crystal-clear water in order to be healthy and happy.
Whether they live in fresh water or salt water, all living creatures need clean, pollution-free water to survive. This is why we have chosen to name the new baby “Crystal” to remind all of us how important it is to always have crystal-clean water.
Wood Stove Exchange Program
Are you looking for the right time to replace that smoke-belching woodstove you’re using? If so, the time is now. Cariboo residents are being offered a cash incentive to upgrade their old woodstoves as part of the Cariboo Woodstove Exchange Program. There are only 25 rebates in total. Therefore, it is on a first come first serve basis that residents who replace older inefficient models with more efficient and clean-burning appliances can receive a cash rebate. Did you know that new certified wood stoves burn one-third less wood and can reduce smoke and particulate matter entering the atmosphere by as much as 90 per cent! The first 25 stoves to be turned in are eligible for a $250 provincial rebate, and if residents live within the Quesnel Airshed boundaries they will receive an additional $300, meaning there’s as much as $550 available. The Woodstove Exchange Program is not only helping British Columbians replace inefficient appliances but also helping to raise public awareness about the importance of smoke-free burning. For more information about the Wood Stove Exchange Program, call the Exchange Hotline in Quesnel at 250-992-5833 or toll free at 1-877-992-5833