An information kiosk has been repaired and a new interpretive sign mounted on the Myrt Thompson trail. The sign describes efforts to restore the estuary. It includes a brief translation in Kwak’wala provided by the Bakuemgyala Language Group.
The project was led by the Greenways Land Trust conservation organization with support from the Wei Wai Kum First Nation, Environment and Climate Change Canada, the City of Campbell River and the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.
The next phase will be a sign for the opposite side of the kiosk to describe the history of the site. That history includes a strong role in the life and culture of the Laichkwiltach people due to the estuary’s historic role as an abundant source of food such as shellfish, salmon, trout, herring roe and seaweed.
The previous kiosk had been defaced by graffiti. Greenways is enlisting volunteers to monitor the condition of the new sign. Contact Greenways’ Executive Director Cynthia Bendickson if you wish to participate in that or other Greenways activities, such as planting and watering native plants. (firstname.lastname@example.org 250 287-3785). Graffiti may also be reported to the Band Office at 250 286-6949