After getting the green-light from the Ministry of Environment – Water Stewardship Division, the Dallas-Barnhardvale Nature Park Wetland Restoration Project is under way this week in Kamloops, BC! The Wetland Restoration Committee is sponsored by the Barnhartvale Horse & Hiker Trail Preservation Society, and the partners in this project include the City of Kamloops Parks and Recreation Department, the Friends of Dallas-Barnhartvale … Continue reading
In 2011, the Langley Environmental Partners Society’s (LEPS) Stephanie Captein and the BC Wildlife Federation’s Neil Fletcher began concocting a plan to restore a wetland in Murrayville, BC. Just one short year later, the bulk of restoration is complete and the wetland is off to a great start. Since 2004 LEPS has run the highly … Continue reading
Thank you to Sue for an update on the Wetland Restoration Project sites. Her photograph (above) shows that the water has now begun to rise in the cattle access point that we built. This photograph was taken on November 9th, so we can only imagine what it might look like in Spring!
Thank you to Neil Fletcher and the BCWF, and to the workshop funders for holding a restoration workshop in Kamloops. In the semi arid climate of the Kamloops region, wetlands are vital for the continued existence of wildlife. At the Stud’s Pasture location the additional ephemeral ponds restored create habitat for amphibians. The presentation by Jocelyn Garner, TRU … Continue reading
Diane, Ernest and I visited the new wetlands this weekend, so I thought it a good time to update people on the progress of each site. Both projects are now fenced which is particularly good in the case of Strawberry Hill. Two days after we finished planting, cows were all over the site and in … Continue reading