Hip Deep in the West Kootenays – Wetlands Institute 2013

Did you know North America used to be filled with wetlands?   What a wild thought when you look at our present day landscape where fewer than 20% of wetlands remain in many developed areas. Did you know that wetlands are one of nature’s most valuable ecosystems?  Wetlands provide numerous ecosystem services, including but not limited … Continue reading

B.C. Planners Unite for Wetlands!

On Wednesday July 11, 2012, The BC Wildlife Federation’s Wetlands Education Program hosted a 1 day workshop in Squamish targeting municipal planners of B.C. The workshop’s main objective was informing planners on ways they can incorporate wetland stewardship into their policies, while also presenting an overview of the value of wetlands and their basic functions.  … Continue reading

Stewards of the Sea-to-Sky: Wetlands Institute 2012

Can you solve the following riddle? What do the these ingredients create: 3 communities + 36 participants + 12 trainers + 4 coordinators + 4 restoration sites, when allowed to age for 8 days? If you guessed a journey of stewards gathering lessons and inspiration towards wetland conservation in BC, then you are correct!  The … Continue reading

Sea-to-sky Wetland Institute in the Press

Last week was a pretty big one for the BCWF Wetlands Education Program: the Sea-to-sky Wetlands Institute was hosted in Squamish & Pemberton as a free week long crash course designed to help educate citizens on how to successfully tackle their own restoration/conservation projects. As most of us are well aware, media plays a large … Continue reading

The Troubled Purple Thistle Wetland

A warm and sunny Sunday afternoon tends to bring out the gardener in many of us. What happens when there is no access to a green yard, a farm field or a sunny patio for planters? The trend toward community garden space and urban agricultural interventions has exploded, and Vancouver seems to be peaking when … Continue reading

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