Education

Cypress River Wetland Discovery Trail

In the winter of 2004-2005 the Cypress River Chamber of Commerce approached the La Salle Redboine Conservation District for assistance in increasing the appeal of their 'Millennium Wayside Park', located on the outskirts of Cypress River along Highway #2. In response, the La Salle Redboine Conservation District developed a proposal for a wetland discovery trail that guides users throughout the wetland and upland habitats found within the park.

During the summer of 2005, boardwalks and floating docks were built over the wetland, creating a trail that is approximately 300 meters long. Interpretive signs about the importance of wetlands on our landscapes, species found within the marsh and the importance of watersheds were installed in Spring of 2006.  The Conservation District celebrated its completion with a Grand Opening on June 22, 2006.

This project was spearheaded by the La Salle Redboine Conservation District with financial support from the Cypress River Chamber of Commerce, R.M. of Victoria, Manitoba Recreational Trail Association and Shell Environmental Fund. The interpretive signs were provided by Ducks Unlimited Canada with Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation responsible for donating nesting structures for migrating waterfowl.  Thank you to all of our contributors!