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Salmon Arm Bay Nature Enhancement Society (SABNES)

Why is there a SABNES?

SABNES was formed in 1986. Our mandates are to:

  • assist the Wildlife Branch of the provincial government with the development and operation of their management plan for the Salmon Arm foreshore as a Nature Conservancy and viewing area.
  • develop, operate and promote a system of walkways, viewing areas and interpretive facilities for scientific, educational, environmental protection and public viewing purposes.
  • promote environmental awareness and assist in projects meeting that goal in the Salmon Arm area.

As an integral part of the community we work to evaluate this role and seek your assistance in accomplishing these goals. We strive to create new opportunities to enhance our experience and preserve the precious resources on our foreshore. As you wander the trails and experience the beauty of this place please consider joining and participating in the Nature Bay Society.

View our trail map and brochure.

SABNES is hosted courtesy of www.shaw.ca

“Flight” - April 20 to May 25, 2019 at Salmon Arm Art Gallery

The population of songbirds in North America is in dramatic decline. Urbanization, growth in agriculture and climate change are suspect causes. Dozens of species lost more than 50 percent of their populations between 1970 and 2014. Canada is North America’s bird nursery - a majority of the continent's birds are hatched here before migrating south. On the shores of Shuswap Lake, we are privileged to see and hear the diverse songbird population, as well as benefit from the ecosystem services birds provide. Will we have to adapt to the quieting of our forests and foreshore, or can we raise awareness and mitigate the causes in our own region?


Director/Curator Tracey Kutschker from the Salmon Arm Arts Centre would like to invite artists to visually communicate the causes and solutions around this urgent issue. If you are interested, or if you’d like to discuss ideas or possibilities,
contact Tracey before May 15, 2018.

Get the application form here

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