The Kamloops Naturalist Club is hosting Nature Canada’s Nature Bus, which will be in the city on Sunday, Nov. 27.
Nature Canada is collecting messages and letters from nature-loving individuals and will be delivering them to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the 15th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity Nature in Montreal in early December.
It is an international meeting bringing together governments from around the world. Participants will set out new goals and develop an action plan for nature over the next decade.
The Kamloops Naturalist Club noted it is an opportunity for the world to agree on a plan and to act together to halt and reverse nature and species loss across the planet.
Letters collected for delivery to Trudeau will highlight why Canada’s nature and species are worth protecting and why a strong framework is needed to halt and reverse its loss.
The Nature Bus will be in Riverside Park on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Activities at the park will include tents with displays by the Kamloops Naturalist Club and allied groups, facts about local native and endangered species and ecosystems, free face-painting featuring native species of animals and flowers by Cheeky Faces, free hot apple juice courtesy NuLeaf Produce, crafts for kids of all ages and, weather permitting, the Valhalla Smoke House food truck.
The Kamloops Naturalist Club was founded in 1981 and is affiliated with the Federation of British Columbia Naturalists.
For more information, go online to kamloopsnaturalistclub.com.