Restoring Xwaaqw’um: Wetland Restoration at Burgoyne Bay Provincial Park

On September 16 – 20, 2019, the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) sent two volunteer interns from the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s Canadian Conservation Corps (CCC) to take part in a collaborative wetland restoration project on Salt Spring Island. The restoration took place at Xwaaqw’um (Burgoyne Bay Provincial Park), which means “Place of the Female Merganser Duck” … Continue reading

Careening through the Kootenays: The 17th Annual Wetlands Institute

The 17th annual Wetlands Institute went off without a hitch, thanks to the efforts of a well-rounded Wetlands Education Program (WEP) team, and the addition of two helpful interns from the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s Canadian Conservation Corp (CCC). The 2019 Wetlands Institute, which ran from September 30-October 6, was hosted in the Kootenays. The intensive … Continue reading

A Whirlwind of Wetlands Part II: Cawston Wetlandkeepers 2019 and Ginty’s Pond

On July 17-18, the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) held a Wetlandkeepers workshop in sunny Cawston on the heels of a couple of wetland workshops in the Kootenays (See Part 1).  These wetlandkeeper workshops are tailored to meet the individual community needs in terms of their concerns, their conservation goals, and the mix of people that … Continue reading

A Whirlwind of Wetlands Part I: Rossland Wetlandkeepers 2019

Educating interested community members, working professionals, and students about wetlands is the BC Wildlife Federation’s Wetlands Education Program (WEP)‘s bread and butter, and from July 10 – 18, the WEP Team had the pleasure of doing just that. While embarking on a whirlwind tour of the Kootenays and the Okanagan, we hosted a Wetlandkeepers workshop … Continue reading

Reconnecting with Nature: Wetland Construction at Morfee Elementary School

On June 6-7, 2019, the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) led a wetland construction project at Morfee Elementary school in Mackenzie, BC. With the help of over 348 students, a 130 m2 wetland was created in a modest stand of trees behind the school. One of the goals of the project was to provide students with … Continue reading

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