Education programs will continue at the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area

Environmental Education and Awareness Programs will continue at the Creston Valley Wildlife Management area, starting in a couple of weeks.

The Wildlife Interpretation Centre was closed last fall.

Engineering studies found it's life span was rapidly deteriorating and the cost of repairs were prohibitive.

The Kootenay Columbia Discovery Centre Society stepped in and they're taking over the delivery of the  programs.

Chair Jim Posynick says they formed a few years ago to find a site for a new centre, and eventually build one.

He says stakeholders felt strongly that it's way too important and significant an asset for the region to close it and not do any of the environmental education.

Thanks to financial contributions from the CBT, the CVWMA, the Province of B.C. and  others, educational programs and activities will continue in a temporary facility onsite while the society continues developing plans for a new "Discovery Centre" 

There's going to be an open house late June to show residents possible sites, and designs.

They'll also be looking for donors.