A NEW WAY TO DETERMINE WETLAND HEALTH: KAMLOOPS MAP OUR MARSHES

On April 16th, the Wetlands Education Program (WEP) team hosted a Map our Marshes workshop in Kamloops, BC, bringing together participants from the Province of British Columbia Range Program, BC Parks, First Nations groups, consultants, and land owners to learn more about classifying wetlands. This workshop was different than the traditional Map our Marshes because … Continue reading

NIGHT QUEST 2018: BANANA SLUGS, OWLS, AND DEER, OH MY!

On March 24th, the BCWF team traded their wetland caps for headlamps and prepared for a brisk evening in Pacific Spirit Park at Metro Vancouver’s event, Night Quest. 2 km of trails were lit up throughout the park, for families to adventure through. The park trails were equipped with animal displays, tracks and sounds, and … Continue reading

Strengthening Linkages to Academia for Regional Wetland Conservation: A workshop to further the research of wetlands

On March 9th, the BCWF Wetlands Education Program hosted a Working Group Workshop to discuss wetlands in the Lower Mainland. Entitled “Strengthening Linkages to Academia for Regional Wetland Conservation,” this workshop’s goal was to focus on how researchers and on the ground conservationists could find resources and develop partnerships to enhance wetland conservation projects. The … Continue reading

Working with the St’át’imc Community: Map our Marshes in Lillooet

Due to the success of a Map our Marshes workshop in the summer of 2016, the Wetlands Education Program team was invited back to Lillooet this July 24th and 25th to deliver another two day wetland assessment workshop. Instructed by Ryan Durand of EcoLogic Environmental Consultants, 16 participants from the Lillooet region were lead through … Continue reading

Invasives Education: Yellow Flag Iris Removal Workparty

The Wetlands Team had a busy weekend! On Saturday June 10th we were at Cheam Lake Wetlands Park bright and early to begin preparations for a long day of Yellow Flag Iris removal and native species planting. With the help of some hardworking volunteers, and a group of nature-loving kids, we were able to take … Continue reading

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