Diane Story checks out the new flower boards at Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park.

Diane Story checks out the new flower boards at Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park.

Park friends create wildflower identification board

Opportunities for more public awareness have bloomed at Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park.

One of the goals of the Friends of Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park Society has been the creation of a wildflower identification board.

“This project has now been completed with the help of Nancy Wilde at Wilde Imagination Sign and Design,” said Diane Story, with the society.

“Early in the spring, the flower boards were mounted at three of the Kal park trail heads; Cosens Bay gate, the Red Gate and the Twin Bays trailhead.”

Photos of 16 common wildflowers, taken by local photographers, are represented with their common names.

“The flower boards complement the park brochures, also created by the society, which are available at the entrance kiosks,” said Story.

The society will hold its annual general meeting May 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the People Place.

The guest speaker will be Harold Sellers, provincial co-ordinator for B.C.’s Trans-Canada Trail.

Park ranger Kevin Wilson will also make a presentation.

Memberships in the society cost $10.

“The memberships support the work of the society and this year, they come with our new zipper pulls with society logo,” said Story.

Planning is also underway for a major celebration.

This year is the 25th anniversary of Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park and special event will be held at the Twin Bays picnic site June 11 at 1 p.m.

“The society encourages members of the community to attend and to become more acquainted with this very valuable and unique natural area,” said Story.

For more information about the society, call 250-542-1434.