The Wetlands Education Program Beats The Heat With Chawathil First Nation

From June 25 – 27, the Wetlands Education Program (WEP) team had the pleasure of partnering with Chawathil First Nation for the 2021 Chawathil Wetlandkeepers Workshop. This workshop was designed to provide a brief, but in-depth overview of the technical skills and knowledge needed to become better wetland stewards. Over the course of two and a half days, … Continue reading

A Whirlwind of Wetlands Part II: Cawston Wetlandkeepers 2019 and Ginty’s Pond

On July 17-18, the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) held a Wetlandkeepers workshop in sunny Cawston on the heels of a couple of wetland workshops in the Kootenays (See Part 1).  These wetlandkeeper workshops are tailored to meet the individual community needs in terms of their concerns, their conservation goals, and the mix of people that … Continue reading

A Whirlwind of Wetlands Part I: Rossland Wetlandkeepers 2019

Educating interested community members, working professionals, and students about wetlands is the BC Wildlife Federation’s Wetlands Education Program (WEP)‘s bread and butter, and from July 10 – 18, the WEP Team had the pleasure of doing just that. While embarking on a whirlwind tour of the Kootenays and the Okanagan, we hosted a Wetlandkeepers workshop … Continue reading

Weekends of Wetlands! Cumberland Wetlandkeepers and Conference

We had a whirlwind of wetland activity in Cumberland at the beginning of May, where BCWF hosted four events over two weekends. In the first weekend of May, 14 keen Comox Valley residences participated in the Cumberland Wetlandkeepers Workshop, taught by senior Biologist Michele Jones of Mimulus Biological Consultants. Similar to past Wetlandkeepers, this workshop … Continue reading

A Case of the Invasives: Wetlandkeepers at Cheam Lake

Our second Wetlandkeepers course of 2017 – the first of the year attended by our entire Wetlands Education Program (WEP) team – was a hot and sweaty success! 18 participants from  the Lower Mainland, Bowen Island, and Victoria commuted to Cheam Lake Wetlands Park for a weekend filled with sun, knowledge sharing, and lots of … Continue reading

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