The six-kilometre area provides countless opportunities to view wildlife and the wide variety of vegetation and plants in the marsh. The marsh and surrounding wetlands are reportedly home to more than 200 species of birds and waterfowl. There are two viewing platforms on the trail.
Katzie Slough and Greenbelts
The greenbelt lands along the Katzie Slough are part of a planned Regional Greenways network. By saving the necessary riparian vegetation to protect a significant waterway, a band of much needed wildlife habitat is provided, at the same time ensuring connectedness from one large habitat block to another.
Pitt Polder Ecological Reserve
This reserve protects a granite outcrop surrounded by the typical marshes which once occupied most of this area. Mammals commonly seen include Black Bear, Black-Tailed Deer and various bats. A variety of waterfowl and songbirds occur here as well as an astounding array of plants, small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, insects and other invertebrates. Pitt Polder is part of the Metro Vancouver Regional Parks system.
This waterway has heritage significance as a traditional Katzie First Nation site.
Alouette Field Naturalists and local environmental organizations are listed in our Community Directory.