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Regional District of the Central Okanagan wraps up winter program

Two final events will conclude a popular winter program that took participants to waterfalls, wetlands, cliffs and canyons.

Every Sunday and Wednesday since the start of the year, a dedicated group of outdoor enthusiasts have joined a regional district park interpreter to explore various regional parks.

The goal of each tour is to provide a unique outdoor opportunity while supporting the conservation needs of the region.

Program leader and regional parks interpreter Nicole Marzinzik said the program took many participants off the beaten track to parks they had never previously explored.

"We visited waterfalls, canyons, cliffs, wetlands, cedar forests and some of the best winter views in the Okanagan," said Marzinzik.

"We also learned the value of winter traction devices and poles—sometimes the hard way."

The final two Winter Tracks and Treks events will be held Sunday, March 3 and Wednesday, March 6.

Participants will bike the Mission Creek Greenway from KLO road bridge, crossing toward the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan, all the way to Scenic Canyon Regional Park.

Registration is required for the 16 km return bike ride, which is being supported by ChainLine Cycle. Helmets are mandatory and mountain or hybrid bikes are also required.

For more information, call the EECO at 250-469-6140, e-mail deco@cord.bc.ca or drop into the centre at Springfield and Durnin Roads in Mission Creek Regional Park.

If you're not able to make either of these outings, mark April 3 to June 5 on your calendar. Each Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. the Tracks Walking Club program will take place with strolls through Mission Creek Regional Park and along the Mission Creek Greenway.

 

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