Be a part of the Walk Wylie, and learn about one of the key areas we work to protect.
This event is open to all ages, young and old – you don’t have to be a birder to take part either. All knowledge levels are welcome! We’ll have some resources available to you to help you learn about the many, many birds that rely on the alvar.
The goal of Walk Wylie is simple:
Raise funds to support the stewardship of Carden’s alvar and habitats by walking on Wylie Rd and challenging yourself to learn about this globally rare area and the species that rely on it.
Lunch is provided by Fowler’s Construction to all participants who register in advance.[wc_countdown date=”May 27, 2017, 8:00:00 AM” format=”wdHMs” message=”The Countdown is on!” labels=”Years,Months,Weeks,Days,Hours,Minutes,Seconds” labels1=”Year,Month,Week,Day,Hour,Minute,Second”] [wc_divider style=”dashed” line=”single” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””]
Do the walk anytime between 8am – noon. Check in at the registration table (at Bluebird Ranch) before you get started and make sure to check out (at Ron & Janet’s cabin at noon or at the Registration table before then). If you want to stick around for lunch – free to people who register before May 19 – there will be a wrap up with all “walkers” to talk about what they saw, what they learned, etc. We’re sure there will be some laughs shared too![/wc_column][wc_column size=”one-half” position=”last”]
The Carden Challenge is also taking place the same weekend, so you’ll meet those participants at the cabin during lunch.
If you are fundraising to help support our conservation efforts, please bring all forms and funds the day of the event.[wc_divider style=”dashed” line=”single” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””]
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- Walk to the Cabin: 1.15km – 16 minutes – 1,500 steps
- Walk to Box 10 & the Bird Blind: 1.85km – 26 minutes – 2,480 steps
- Walk to Sedge Wren Marsh: 2.6km – 38 minutes – 3,590 steps
The distance you walk is up to you!
Register for the Walk by May 19th, and you can have a free lunch, provided by Fowler’s Construction (hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, drinks – thanks Fowler’s!)[wc_divider style=”dashed” line=”single” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””]
Resources & Links:
- Walk Wylie Registration Form
- Map for Walk Wylie and places to stop along the way
- Species List from the Carden Challenge (good info to start learning your species!) – PDF or Excel
- Pledge Form – Multiple Pledges
- How to set up your Fundraising Page – Canada Helps (for online giving)
- 10 Fundraising Tips
Jane and Gordon Ball
Marilyn Clark and Peter Hayward – support these walkers
(more to be added as they register!)