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

The Squamish Watershed Society has completed another successful school program! This year the program was held in the beautiful Squamish estuary, right where the Squamish River meets Howe Sound. With Shannon Falls rushing in the background, over 500 kids were lead through 4 stations emphasizing the interconnectedness of all life within the estuary. For the … Continue reading

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

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