Across the Lower Mainland: 2016 Wetlands Institute

Did you know that up to 70% of wetlands have been lost in settled areas of Canada? In the Lower Mainland the number is even higher. Between 1827 and 1990, over 85% of wetlands were lost, mainly due to agriculture and development. With Metro Vancouver’s population expected to rise to 3.4million people by 2041 (that’s … Continue reading

Continuing Support for Squamish – App Debuts at Map our Marshes

The BC Wildlife Federation’s Wetlands Education Program (BCWF WEP) hosted a free public Map our Marshes workshop in Squamish on October 22, 2016.  This workshop added a public engagement component of a more detailed wetland mapping process that the District of Squamish has been undergoing with the support of the BC Wildlife Federation.  This multi-year … Continue reading

The Mysterious Turtle Shell – Starry Night Outreach 2016!

On August 20th, the BCWF Wetlands team was invited out to Deas Island for an event called Starry Night. Metro Vancouver put on an event for families in the evening to promote environmental awareness, and they wanted us to put a booth up! In preparation for the event, Kasey Wong from the Wetlands team decided … Continue reading

Wildlife, and even wilder fun – Wild Kidz Camp Smithers 2016!

The second BCWF Wild Kidz camp of 2016 took place on the week of August 8th – 12th, this time we were in Smithers BC! After a lengthy 12 hour drive over two days, we were greeted by the majestic Hudson Bay Mountains looming overhead. Smithers was a sensory overload of incredible sights, and experiences! … Continue reading

Smiles, laughs, and the Great Outdoors – Wild Kidz Camp Barriere 2016!

Every year the BCWF puts on summer camps for children and youths in different communities, this year one of the camps was hosted in Barriere in partnership with the North Thompson Fish and Game Club and the Simpcw First Nations. Despite being a small mountain town, their inhabitants are tight-knit and incredibly friendly. The BCWF team … Continue reading

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