Current & Upcoming Events
Free community event, Riparian Reanimation. 10 am, Saturday Sept 23rd, Woodhaven Nature Conservancy. Bring a blanket. Event will be cancelled if there is rain. This is a fun family-friendly puppet parade and forest story-telling activity (and if you'd like to carry a puppet during the procession, please contact us. Thanks to those who have signed up!
Forest Fire Fuel Reduction Day! The Friends of Woodhaven is committed to assisting the Regional District of the Central Okanagan in reducing the fire fuel load in Woodhaven. Last year, high school students and several member volunteers removed 3.5 tonnes of debris from the forest. Please join us again Saturday October 14 to haul more dead and downed wood from the forest floor. We'll have two time slots again (9:30 - 11:30 am or 12:30 - 2:30 pm). Put this in your calendar, gather a crew of friends and colleagues, and join us! The more the merrier.
At our AGM last March, participants created this collaborative poem:
Early Spring, Woodhaven
beneath my feet
the ground thaws
wakes from its slumber
while the sounds of forest
mix with sounds of city
California quail, Toyota
Corolla, call and
response, engine light
flickers, and a hawk
scatters all the squawking birds
into the chilly woods
(collaborative poem made at Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre, March 4 2023)
Thanks always to @regionalparks for ongoing support ❤️
The truth is: the natural world is changing. And we are totally dependent on that world. It provides our food, water and air. It is the most precious thing we have and we need to defend it.