If your kids enjoy wildlife and being outdoors, you might consider taking part in “Picnic with the Beavers,” a free, educational event at Liberty Lake County Park on Sunday.
Hosted by the Lands Council, the 2 ½-hour gathering includes an easy hike to a beaver dam; a cultural activity featuring elders from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe who will present a language lesson and speak about the beaver’s significance; and an opportunity to learn about a new project called “The Beaver Solution.”
The Lands Council, a local environmental organization, has proposed to reintroduce beavers to build dams that store spring runoff.
The dams, according to the council’s Web site, also create wetland areas that retain rain and snowmelt, trap sediment, contribute to cleaner streams, increase ground water levels, and create habitat for fish and wildlife.
Here are some specifics:
What: “Picnic with the Beavers”
When: Sunday, 12:30-3 p.m.
Where: Liberty Lake County Park, 3707 S. Zephyr Road
Other info: Light snacks and drinks will be provided but please pack a picnic lunch to enjoy before the hike. Bring binoculars to spot the beavers.
More information: www.landscouncil.org/events
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– Posted by Virginia de Leon
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