You’ve likely found yourself scratching your head, looking at an enormous plant wondering, “is this the giant hogweed I’ve heard so much about?”
by Marius Auer | May 17, 2023
Continuing their series of library based events after the success of the recent Newcomers’ Tea, Merritt’s Friends of the Library will soon host a community conversation with speakers on wildflowers, invasive plants, and composting, as well as an opportunity for open discussion.
by Marius Auer | May 2, 2023
The Merritt Rotary Club is revamping the former rose garden in its namesake park, looking to attract collaborators, donors, and, most importantly, pollinators.
by Marius Auer | Apr 25, 2023
Two young burrowing owls were released at Upper Nicola Band’s (UNB) Douglas Lake reserve this past weekend, with the conservation project marking both Earth Day, and the beginning of the initiative’s eighth year in operation.
by Lane Robinson | Mar 10, 2023
Members of the Nicola Valley Fish and Game Club (NVFGC) are excited to share their upcoming events with the community as they gear up for a number of initiatives for people of all ages.
by Izaiah Reyes | Feb 1, 2023
The Upper Nicola Band’s Cultural Heritage Department is on its eighth year of releasing burrowing owls into the wild.
by Marius Auer | Jan 2, 2023
Conservation officers in Merritt are reminding residents to keep their small pets inside after a slew of bobcat sightings in the Nicola Valley, including one run-in that was fatal for a family’s house cat.
by Izaiah Reyes | Dec 27, 2022
Following the announcement of Teck’s $500,000 support for Earth Rangers initiatives, the conservation group has already confirmed its visit in early 2023.
by Marius Auer | Oct 20, 2022
Dr. Sonya Richmond and Sean Morton will make a stop in the Nicola Valley on their way walking across Canada, presenting their findings and experiences on the trail for two nights at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) lecture theatre.
by Marius Auer | Sep 12, 2022
The Nicola Valley has seen little bear activity or human conflict with wildlife in general this season, and
Merritt Conservation Officer Service is encouraging locals to keep playing their important role.
by Marius Auer | Jul 20, 2022
The local chapter of NatureKidsBC hosted its annual ‘Weed Pull’ event in an effort to preserve a rapidly disappearing ecosystem in the province.
by Marius Auer | Jul 13, 2022
Councillor Brian Holmes of the Upper Nicola Band (UNB), sustainability scholars from the University of British Columbia, and representatives of Living Lakes Canada recently gathered at Nicola Lake to discuss culturally and archaeologically significant areas of the lake’s foreshore, and perform a mock survey of the lake.
by Marius Auer | Jun 30, 2022
The Province of BC looks to support local honey producers, bees and keepers alike, by announcing a new round of funding through their Bee BC program, supporting BC’s hard working pollinators.
by Marius Auer | May 25, 2022
With the draw of warmer weather and brighter days beckoning people to spend more time outdoors, drivers in the Nicola Valley are reminded to be alert and aware of their fellow four-legged road users.