Bishops Wild Bird Sanctuary

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12408 Coldstream Creek Road



The public is invited to come to Coldstream’s Bishop Wild Bird Sanctuary on Sunday, April 22 from 12 noon – 4 PM to celebrate Earth Day.  The sanctuary will be the site of multiple Eco Art projects created especially for the bird sanctuary by artists and creative writers.  The Eco Art will be interactive, kid-friendly, and terrific fun for all ages.


A project of The Eco Art Incubator, this event features twenty Creative Studies students from UBC’s Okanagan campus who will be launching a series of Eco Art surprises and inviting the public to participate in various creative and entertaining projects that will heighten awareness of the Bishop Sanctuary’s role in conservation.  The Incubator has also commissioned Vernon artist Heidi Maddess and author Laisha Rosnau to create a work for the sanctuary.


The Eco Art Incubator is a research initiative at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus and is run by Nancy Holmes, Associate Professor of Creative Writing, and Denise Kenney, Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Performance. The goal is to grow Eco Art in the Okanagan and to make the Okanagan an important center of Eco Art production. The Bishop Wild Bird Sanctuary celebration is the first project of the Incubator in the North Okanagan. The Earth Day Eco Art projects are meant to raise awareness of the sanctuary and to provide student artists some real-life experience working on ecologically-focussed projects.


The site is operated by Bishop Wild Bird Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to conservation and stewardship of wild bird habitat, primarily in the North Okanagan. The Sanctuary, located in Coldstream BC, is maintained for the benefit of wildlife, particularly birds, and for the education of children, young naturalists, and their families.


The Bishop Wild Bird Sanctuary is located at 12408 Coldstream Creek Road.  For more information about the Eco Art project, contact Nancy Holmes at250-807-9369. For more information about the sanctuary contact Aaron Deans at 250-542-5122.

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