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

World Oceans Day @ Blackie Spit, Surrey

On World Oceans Day, June 5th, the City of Surrey invited the BCWF Wetlands team to host a booth at their annual Environmental Extravaganza. The event was held at beautiful Blackie Spit and more than 10 organizations were invited to help educate the public about the environment. Some of the organizations there included: Boundary Bay … Continue reading

Shooting Stegosaurus & Riding Horses: New experiences for Prince George Wild Kidz

To a child, what would summer be without spending all day outside exploring the outdoors with your friends and making new ones?  In our times, fewer and fewer youth are getting outside and experiencing nature. Our second free day camp of 2015, was hosted in the province’s northern capital: Prince George. Monday began with an … Continue reading

Fun in the Sun (and Rain!) in Radium Hot Springs for the Wild Kidz Camp

The BCWF wetlands program has been keeping busy on the road and working with some amazing people over the past two weeks. On July 13th the first Wild Kidz Camp this year kicked off at the Lake Windermere Rod and Gun Club. The campers jumped in feet first, and after a few introductions the kids … Continue reading

Star status biologists and stunning wetlands gather in Smithers, BC

A Wetlandkeepers course was held in Smithers on June 12-14 with our indoor classroom provided generously by the Bulkley Valley Rod and Gun Club. Fourteen participants had the opportunity to listen to guest speaker Jim Pojar, co-author of many of our province’s reference books and respected botanist, deliver a  lecture on plant species found in … Continue reading

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