New dates to help the nesting babies. . .
May 1, 2019: the City of Salmon Arm and Community Partners are working hard to take care of the nesting habitat within the Salmon Arm Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. A shared effort by all trail users is helping to create a culture of care to reduce the considerable pressure we place on the area’s natural habitat.
Based on recent observations by local naturalists and biologists, and recommendation by the Foreshore Trail Monitoring Advisory which includes dog walkers, SABNES, Greenways, and Shuswap Trail Alliance representatives, the City has shifted the spring nesting closure to May 1 – June 30 to better align with the peak nesting season. Please join us in this mission as caretakers of our natural environment:
- All dogs are prohibited on the Foreshore Trail during the critical nesting period between May 1 and June 30 each year.
During all other times of year:
- dogs are permitted on leashes up to 2.0 metres length only on the main Foreshore trail
- dogs are not permitted off the main Foreshore trail on the two viewing boardwalks and Christmas Island trail leading onto the Nature Reserve
Please join with the many dedicated community volunteers and leaders working to protect and preserve this important wetland sanctuary and greenway corridor for the health and well-being of us all.
And thanks for your patience as we update the existing signs to reflect the new nesting closure period.
For further information or to report trail issues please email Shuswap Trails
Please Report Bylaw Infractions to Animal Control: 236-586-4181