Pump Up Your Vitamin N(ature) at Scout Island Saturday

Pump Up Your Vitamin N(ature) this Saturday, Sept. 8 is a great time to peer through the scope a Scout Island.

Pump Up Your Vitamin N(ature) this Saturday, Sept. 8. It is a great time to peer through the scope as part of Scout Island’s Healthy by Nature event.

The Cariboo-Chilcotin Conservation Society will be there with its innovative see-through composters, community/xeriscape garden displays, and hands-on Watershed and Waste Wise models.

The WL Environmental Society will have an air quality display, and Tammy Keetch will be on hand to answer your questions.

Slap your tail over to the “Way Cool Beaver School” — see through a series of hands-on activities how beaver kits learn, discover the beaver lodge and train your eye to spot beaver food along the Willow Trail.

Sign up for the Nature Olympics — a series of nature challenges along the trails.

Get your passport stamped then enter it into the draw for some great nature-friendly prizes.   Hosts will be on hand in the Nature House so you can explore to your heart’s content.

It all happens between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The whole shebang is free  and the forecast is very promising, so don’t miss this good time, invites Jenny Noble, nature centre program co-ordinator.

The Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society and Williams Lake Environmental Society will hold their annual meetings in the McMechan Room at the Nature Centre from 1 to 2:30 p.m. the same day.

Come chat about the year ahead; they’ll keep the business end quick.  They’re committed to making the meeting an enjoyable time for all.

Consider bringing a friend, get to know about these worthwhile groups and maybe even join their efforts.

This event is part of the Healthy by Nature project of the Conservation Society, WL Field Naturalists, WL Environmental Society and Scout Island.  Our local governments (City of Williams Lake and the Cariboo Regional District) support this kind of activity with annual funding that’s greatly appreciated.