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Ducks Unlimited

The Ducks Unlimited regional office is located beside the Western Development Museum on Highway 16 West. Telephone 306-782-2108

Walk the nature trail and view the displays related to waterfowl preservation. Local wildlife art is also on sale. Office hours are Mondays to Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Ducks Unlimited offers two Nature Watch areas surrounding Yorkton.

Area number 11 includes York Lake, Hardy/Molnar Marsh, Leech Lakes,

and Maddaford Marsh. Area number 6 includes the Ravine Ecological Preserve,

Wallace/Pearce Marsh, the Barvas Marshes, and Knodel Marsh.

Each is a habitat project which offers several varieties of waterfowl as well as other various wildlife for nature observation.

The habitat program of Ducks Unlimited began in the area 60 years ago, with the restoration of Waterhen Marsh near Kinistino in 1938. Since then Ducks Unlimited has become Canada's most trusted and respected conservation organization.

For more details, contact Ducks Unlimited Canada at 1-800-665-DUCK, or visit the DU web site at

Ravine Ecological Preserve

The starting point for this self-guided nature trail of 2.5 kilometer is at the Gallagher Centre, on Broadway Street West.

Enjoy a leisurely stroll on the path or observe the area from the boardwalk crossing the marsh. Station markers and an interpretive brochure guides walkers across the marsh and through the flora and fauna. Shorter walks may be taken.

The preserve is open all year round. Guided tours are available upon request. For information about tours, contact Carla at 786-1750.