Does BC need a Wetland Policy?

  We’re asking British Columbians to weigh in on a simple Yes or No question:  Does BC need a policy that specifically supports wetlands?   Have your say today! Go to the Poll click here.  Why would BC need a wetland policy? We’ve been asking BC communities informally for years, and finally decided we need to “go … Continue reading

Building Wetlands in the Somenos Marsh: Treating Storm Water and Creating Habitat

This article was submitted by Elizabeth Bailey, Program Coordinator for the Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society. Elizabeth attended the 2014 Wetlands Institute. Along with a team of experts and community supporters, the Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society (SMWS) has restored a wetland pond in the Somenos Marsh to treat storm water and create wildlife habitat. It has … Continue reading

Golf Balls and Wetlands – Part 2

This article was submitted by the Logan Lake Enhancement Working Group. Click here for part 1 Another year, another impacted area and another crop of willing BCIT students.  Throw in some funding, equipment, materials and supplies.  Mix liberally with Tom Biebighauser and we have the recipe for another successful wetland restoration/construction project.   See “Golf Balls and … Continue reading

Update on KLO Middle School: Painted Turtles and fish will soon settle into a new naturalized creek and wetland complex

In 2010, students at K.L.O. Middle School in Kelowna found nesting painted turtles in their long jump sand box. Michelle, (science teacher, school’s Eco Club leader, and past participant of the Wetlands Institute in Kamloops 2010) recognized the importance to protect and enhance this habitat as Painted Turtles are blue listed endangered in the interior. Wetlands … Continue reading

Hunters build a fence to protect wetland from cattle and mud-boggers

Some of these hunters may be retired, but they continue to work hard to preserve their local wetland. Part of the crew: Dave Carleton, Ray Paulsen, Bryn White, and Jillian Tamblyn. McLachlan Lake (unofficially named) is located in the Garnet Valley, not far west of Peachland, BC. This site was put on the radar by Bryn White … Continue reading

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