Starting in 2018 we will be supporting Wildlife Preservation Canada in their local conservation efforts to help with their Oregon Spotted Frog and Western Painted Turtle recovery programs.
The Fraser Valley Wetland Recovery Program rescues western painted turtle eggs from nests in high risk areas, cares for the turtles over the winter, and releases them in the spring when they are large enough to survive. The program also breeds and headstarts Orgeon spotted frogs until they are strong enough to survive in the wild.
The recovery facilities are designed to look and feel like natural turtle and frog habitat. Funding goes towards year-round maintenance of the facilities, which require precise climate control, plus all the food it takes to raise strong and healthy adult turtles and frogs.
The western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii) is endangered in Canada. It is thought that there are less than 250 left in the wild Pacific Coast population. The Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa) is the most endangered amphibian in Canada, with only a few hundred left in the wild. Without intervention, both these species are at risk of being lost forever.
(October 1 - March 31)
9:00am - 4:00pm
(April 1 - September 30)
9:00am - 7:00pm