A colony of beavers in Grafton Lake on Bowen Island have been damming and plugging a spillway connected to the municipal water supply. In the past, trappers have been paid to kill the offending beavers, resulting in the unnecessary death of wildlife without providing a long-term solution to the problem. Since 1944, the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals has protected wildlife by fighting against animal cruelty and the fur trade.
To solve the problem on Bowen Island without harming the beavers, the organization plans to construct specialized beaver-exclusion fencing, or a "beaver deceiver," around the area. The fencing, made from timber and galvanized wire, deflects beavers from the targeted region in an effective and nonlethal way. Similar fencing projects have demonstrated a high efficacy rate when it comes to preventing animals from entering prohibited areas. What’s more, the measure helps to preserve wildlife populations and declining wetland habitats.
Join G-Team and donate $10 or $25 to prevent harmful beaver damming in a nonlethal manner. If G-Team members raise $300, then the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals can purchase materials to build a beaver-exclusion fence. Each additional $10 or $25 raised will fund timber and galvanized wire for other fences. G-Team members who donate $25 and register their Groupons will also receive a one-year membership to the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals.
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