BOTANY BC 2013 – Revelstoke/Golden
Mark your calendars!
This year Botany BC will be held in the spectacular
Columbia Mountains near Revelstoke from the evening of Thursday August 8th
through to Sunday August 11th.
Bonus Botanizing: There is also an opportunity to extend your trip and enjoy two botany weekends in a row! Botany Alberta is planning their annual get-together for the weekend before Botany BC: August 3-5 in Lake Louise, AB.
For costs and more information about this event check the Alberta Native Plant Council website http://www.anpc.ab.ca or contact Mari Decker at firstname.lastname@example.org . Accommodations for the Alberta meeting will be at the beautiful and reasonably priced Lake Louise Hostel and the Lake Louise campground for those who prefer to tent.
Both meetings will offer a number of hikes,
including sightings of whitebark pine, limber pine,
numerous other rare plants, bryophytes and lichens, and of course… incredible
Our main headquarters for Botany BC 2013 will be in the hall at the charming and centrally located Revelstoke Senior's Centre, 603 Connaught Ave. Revelstoke.
There are many options for accommodations nearby, but it is a popular place in the summer, so be sure to book a spot early. If you are planning to camp, these will be your best options:
REVELSTOKE KOA KAMPGROUND
Martha Creek Provincial Park
46 campsites available
Blanket Creek Provincial Park http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/blanket_crk/
63 campsites with 30 reservable.
Additional info for Revelstoke and area can be found at http://www.seerevelstoke.com/ or at the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce online at: http://www.revelstokechamber.com/ or by phone at 1-800-487-1493
** The Botany BC 2013 Program and registration will be available on line by late April. http://www.seerevelstoke.com/vacation
you by the Botany BC 2013 organizing committee:
Craig DeLong, Tanis Gieselman, Andy MacKinnon, Justine McCulloch, Terry McIntosh, Daniel Mosquin, Mandy Ross, Laura Super & Elizabeth Easton
Please feel free to direct your questions to Elizabeth.Easton@gov.bc.ca