The endangered Vancouver Island Marmot is one of the world’s rarest mammals. In 1997 there were so few that wildlife managers took the bold step of capturing some to create a “genetic lifeboat” with the goal of restoring wild populations. Join us for insights into the life and times of these beautifully adapted creatures as we welcome our guest speaker, Adam Taylor, Executive Director of the Marmot Recovery Foundation. With support from donors and organizations across Canada, the foundation’s recovery program has helped increase the marmot count in the wild from less than 30 in 2003 to an estimated 200 today. Admission by donation ($5 suggested). Refreshments to follow. Photo by Oli Gardner.
**Please note this event will take place at the Anglican Parish Hall, not the Community Hall as reported in the November issue of the Pender Post**