Building a Schoolyard Wetland: Kinnaird Elementary, Castlegar

The BCWF’s Wetlands Education Program headed to the West Kootenays to build a schoolyard wetland at Kinnaird Elementary in Castlegar.  With the help of the Grade Sevens we constructed a liner wetland over two sunny days last week! There were several steps involved in building a liner wetland: Excavate a hole with gradual slopes, 40′ … Continue reading

Hip Deep in the West Kootenays – Wetlands Institute 2013

Did you know North America used to be filled with wetlands?   What a wild thought when you look at our present day landscape where fewer than 20% of wetlands remain in many developed areas. Did you know that wetlands are one of nature‚Äôs most valuable ecosystems?  Wetlands provide numerous ecosystem services, including but not limited … Continue reading

BCWF Bog Blog Video Interview #005: Lawrence Redfern of the Castlegar & District Wildlife Assoc.

A Great Mix: Wetlandkeepers in Castlegar

The aptly named Oasis Wetland was the subject of this month’s Wetlandkeepers workshop held between June 1-3, 2012. Wetlands in the Kootenay Valley are few and far between due to historical drainages, fillings, and river diversions. Sadly, many of the Kootenay’s wetlands that are still kicking around are far from pristine, and ‘the Oasis’ is … Continue reading

Announcing…Wetlands Workshops of 2012

2012 will be a busy year of wetland workshops held across the province. Below are some posters for Puddle Project, Wetlandkeepers and the famed Wetlands Institute. Wetlandkeeper workshops being held in: Mission, April 13-15 Courtenay, April 20-22 Cortes Island, April 27-29 White Lake, date TBD The Puddle Project will be held in Nelson, June 9 The Wetlands … Continue reading

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