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DIRECTIONS

Somenos Marsh Open Air Classroom (OAC)

The OAC can be accessed by car by turning into the parking lot a short distance north from the Beverly Street and Trans Canada Highway Intersection. Look for the long brown fence and kiosk. Give plenty of notice that you are turning in. There is a donation box near the entrance for donations towards the ongoing maintenance. The OAC is a place for learning, rest, exercise and wildlife watching. Flat gravel trails lead to, and out of, the elevated wheelchair accessible boardwalk structure. The boardwalk is level with secure handrails that provide support for the elderly and allowing children to run free. Interpretive signs line the boardwalk providing history and natural history information. There is also a raised wheelchair accessible wildlife viewing platform.

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Somenos Oaks Protected Area (SOPA)

To access the SOPA, take Trillium Terrace, off of Lakes Road, to its end, then turn left on York and park at the dead end. The Garry Oak area is immediately is to your left. To your right is an additional property that may soon be part of the Somenos Marsh Conservation Area. The site is home to many rare flowers and both shallow soil and deep soil Garry Oaks. Half the property is being reclaimed to be a Garry Oak meadow and the other half is kept wild for the wildlife who have historically used the area. Please keep to the trails and walk dogs on a leash to protect the wildlife and rare wildflowers.

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Drinkwater Dock (DD)

The DD can be accessed by turning right onto Drinkwater Road at the Drinkwater Road and Trans Canada Highway intersection. Then stay straight on Drinkwater Road, past the BC Forest Discovery Centre on the right, till the end of the road to find the elevated walkway and floating dock. The floating dock is great for kids fishing opportunities, kayak and canoe launching and wildlife watching.

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