North Vernon Park

Several years ago, two wetlands were created in a natural park along BX Creek in North Vernon. Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship approached the City of Vernon, looking for a site for a demonstration project in the region. Our hope is to further restore and steward this site while engaging the community around it in learning about the wildlife supported by the site, including amphibians, reptiles, and birds, as well as participating in ongoing stewardship such as invasive species management and native plant re-vegetation.

North Vernon park offers important wetland and riparian habitat to all sorts of native plants and animals. BX creek runs along the east edge of the park and the park is located between swan lake and the heron rookery making it very important to the habitat connectivity in the area. The park is also home to a garter snake den, these harmless snakes gather together in safe den sites to survive the winter.

With support from the Okanagan Basin Water Board and RDNO Greater Vernon Natural Areas and Trails grant, we will host several opportunities for local residents to get involved in stewardship of this park.

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Opportunities

Upcoming workshops and opportunities will include:

All About Amphibians

Snake Smart

Beginner Birding

Attracting Native Pollinators

Invasive Plant Block Party

Indigenous Tree and Shrub Planting

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