August 21 and 22, 2019 Summit Lake Provincial Park
We will be attending Toadfest this year with an outreach booth and we are hosting a ‘Community Weed Pull’ during the event. Come help us improve wildlife habitat by beating back the burdock and other invasives located near the front entrance of the gate.
We will have shovels and gloves on hand for you to borrow or bring your own! A big thanks to Columbia Basin Trust supporting our Community Weed Pull program.
Join us on:
Wednesday, August 21, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and
Thursday, August 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.
What is Toadfest?
It’s a great, free, fun, family event organized by the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program, to raise awareness of Western Toads and other species. Learn about the toads’ natural history, life cycle and habitat needs before visiting the display featuring other local species.
Adult toads migrate in early spring to breed at Summit Lake. The dime-size toadlets migrate from Summit Lake to upland habitat in the summer.
If there are toadlets in Summit Lake Provincial Park during Toadfest, visitors will get the opportunity to help them safely migrate across the highway. The public are reminded not to collect and move the toadlets across the highway outside of this event.
Thanks to our Toadfest partners: B.C. Parks, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development.
Restoring Native Ecosystems at Summit Lake Provincial Park
CKISS has been working on a restoration project at Summit Lake Provincial Park since 2017. It began during the summer of 2017 when our hard working summer students mechanically removed invasive burdock located at the entrance of the park. Burdock removal continued in 2018 when CKISS coordinated two community weed pulls. The first event took place on May 30 when grade five and six students from Nakusp Elementary School came to the park to help us beat back the burdock. In 2017 and 2018 CKISS staff and volunteers planted a variety native species at the site that are still thriving today. This project is far from over! We look forward to working with BC parks and community groups this restoration endeavor.