By Squamish Chief
Down by the boardwalk, students at the Cheakamus Centre’s outdoor
classrooms will soon be able to take pond samples with the help of a new
In July, the Centre announced it received $10,000 to upgrade the
boardwalk with a dipping platform that minimizes impacts on sensitive
habitats while letting young stewards study them.
“We are excited that this project will improve access and
understanding of this ecologically significant habitat,” Sarah
Bainbridge, senior development officer for the Cheakamus Foundation,
said in a press release.
“Enhancing outdoor learning space at Cheakamus
Centre will further inspire discovery and exploration, supporting
environmental awareness and stewardship. We are thrilled that we are
able to make this happen with support from the TD Friends of the
The funds will also expand the observation area and help the pond habitat support even more diverse wildlife and plants.
These recent funds come on the heels of a $55,000 contribution from the Pacific Salmon Foundation in June.