Scoping out the Peace: WEP Poised for Future Wetland Work

Until this year, the Wetlands Education Program has focused many of its efforts in the southern parts of BC, where most of the historical loss of wetlands has occurred.  However, acknowledging a rapidly developing north and impacts from the resource sector, we’ve been aware for some time of the need to enhance the capacity of … Continue reading

Stars Align for 2017 Wetlands Institute

For most of the summer it appeared as though the 2017 Wetlands Institute may have had to make a drastic change in scheduling and, for the first time in history, proceed without any accompanying wetland restoration projects. With BC experiencing the worst wildfire season ever recorded, the three restoration projects that would have made the … Continue reading

Learning by Lantern: Starry Night 2017

Starry Night is a special event. One which encompasses the excitement of visiting a place after hours; where, as the sun sets and the lanterns illuminate, the familiar is transformed. Paths become star-studded trails through the twilight, giant luminous mushrooms spring from the ground, and that fairy princess who offers you wishes may just be … Continue reading

Working with the St’át’imc Community: Map our Marshes in Lillooet

Due to the success of a Map our Marshes workshop in the summer of 2016, the Wetlands Education Program team was invited back to Lillooet this July 24th and 25th to deliver another two day wetland assessment workshop. Instructed by Ryan Durand of EcoLogic Environmental Consultants, 16 participants from the Lillooet region were lead through … Continue reading

Nature in the City: Map our Marshes at Maplewood Flats

On Sunday, June 11th, the BCWF Wetlands Education Program (WEP) team completed another successful Map our Marshes workshop, this time within the Maplewood Flats Conservation Area in North Vancouver. With freight ships in the background, asphalt beneath the soil, and carefully managed species surrounding our large group, the blending of city and natural areas was … Continue reading

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