Sunday May 19, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Tour Location: Cawston/Keremeos Meeting Place: Kobau Regional Park, Cawston, BC
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Tour 43 – Similkameen Cottonwoods

Tour Leader: Kasey Moran and wusxnalqs, Rheana Marchand-Edward

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Ticket Types Qty
Adult $25.00 / ticket

Description Of This Tour

Join riparian ecologist Kasey Moran for a tour of cottonwood ecosystems in the Similkameen. You will learn about the interdependent cycles of river movement and forest regeneration, and the impacts of diking and bank armoring on those processes. In that setting, we will discuss the global movement to make room for the river by removing built infrastructure from floodplains. Kasey will be joined by wusxnalqs, Rheana Marchand-Edward a smelqmix-syilx Nation member, mother, and Environmental Scientist working with LSIB Natural Resource Department, where she helps facilitate TEK (traditional ecological knowledge) and land management practices. Rheana will explore how the ecosystems uphold the principle of knʔtwix – helping each other with all aspects of our living.

If you are interested in learning about the urban cottonwood forests, you can also register for the afternoon tour (Cottonwoods Part 2), which will take place in Penticton.

Tour Leader: Kasey Moran and wusxnalqs, Rheana Marchand-Edward

Please be prepared for all sorts of weather – hot, sunny, windy, cold and rain too! Dress in layers and bring all-weather clothing, sunscreen, a sun hat, sturdy hiking footwear, a snack and at least 1 litre of water for all tours and events. For longer walks and hikes you will need at least 2 litres of water, as well as snacks and a bagged lunch (if not provided). Cameras, binoculars and plant and bird field guides are optional but add to your enjoyment. Please note any additional items to bring if applicable for your tour.


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Tour Details

Difficulty Level: 2

Price: $25.00

+ Price Includes: N/A

 Max Group: 20

Additional Items To Bring

  • a bagged picnic lunch,
  • sturdy walking shoes,
  • hat,
  • water


Location: Cawston/Keremeos

Meeting Place: Kobau Regional Park

Transportation: None

Age Permitted