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Redfish Festival 2017

On August 27th, come down to the Kokanee Creek Nature Centre to celebrate the return of the Kokanee salmon! Here, at the Nature Centre, we’ve been eagerly waiting all summer for the salmon to arrive, and they’re finally here! Our goal is to excite every guest that comes through our doors about nature and the value of protecting the environment; this job is never easier than when there are…

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Kokanee Creek Nature Centre Opening July 1st!

Hello from the Kokanee Creek Nature Centre’s new coordinator Heather Ling! I am a local girl, and part of the fourth generation of Ling’s to make their home around Kootenay Lake. Over the years I have spent lots of time in the mountains, on the lake, and exploring this beautiful area we call home. I am proud to have the opportunity to work for the West Kootenay EcoSociety because of the great…

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*NEW* Kokanee Creek Nature Centre Day Camps

Kokanee Creek Nature Centre (run by the West Kootenay EcoSociety) is trying something new this summer: full-day, week-long summer camps for everyone!

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A love of all things living

Not many people realise that the EcoSociety is responsible for running the Kokanee Creek Nature Centre out in Kokanee Creek Provincial Park. But those who do have had the great pleasure of meeting our lead Educator, Joanne, and hopefully gone on a nature walk with her too!    "Why do I care about the EcoSociety? I care because they care about and promote outdoor and nature…

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Meet Mike, our 19th Hellman Canoe Winner

Thanks to the generous support of Hellman Canoes & Kayaks, EcoSociety has again raffled off a Hellman canoe for the 19th year. This year's winner was Proctor's Mike Handley, who is looking forward to enjoying the canoe and the warm autumn weather this Saturday on water (instead of land, like in the photo). Thanks to all who bought tickets! Even though you didn't win the canoe, you won…

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Arianna’s summer at Kokanee Nature Centre

By Arianna Murphy Steed Arianna is starting her first year of university at UBC in Vancouver this week. There is a lot to like about the Kokanee Creek Nature Centre. There is a beaver lodge and a dipper nest, the bear-scratch tree and the willows where the cedar waxwings play. There are the trail cams that capture animals at play. There are the interesting people exploring the forests from…

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