McQueen Slough introduces students to nature
Every spring, you’ll find more than flocks of ducks, geese and swans at McQueen Slough as local grades 4 to 6 students discover nature first hand. Annually, McQueen plays host to DUC’s Project Webfoot classes, teaching children about the value of wetlands by offering fun activities like pond dipping and nest box construction.
Located in some of B.C.’s best waterfowl breeding habitat east of Dawson Creek, McQueen Slough is a bird lover’s paradise. There are interpretive signs offering guidance and information as you travel along the trail and walkways, catching glimpses of a mallard and her ducklings or a greater scaup on its way to northern breeding areas.
To sustain the marsh’s long-term health, DUC manages the structures that control water levels, maintains the trails and removes weeds.
Get out and visit McQueen! Maybe you’ll be lucky to spot some of those two-legged pond dippers – a rare, fun species eager to learn how wonderful our wetlands are!
The Nature Trust of BC
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