Vernon Community School learns how to map in their own backyard wetlands

The BCWF Wetlands Education Program team traveled to Vernon to deliver a Map our Marshes workshop to 50 excited grade 7-9 students at the Vernon Community School. Students had no problem keeping up to the workshop despite that we usually deliver Map Our Marshes to university and adults groups. This workshop fit Vernon Community School’s philosophy that “encourages … Continue reading

Students and community members refresh their mapping skills at our UBC Map Our Marshes Workshop

A dynamic group of eager mappers joined us for our Map Our Marshes Workshop November 8th at the UBC Farm. This sold-out, free public workshop attracted 20 participants. Many were UBC’s Environmental Sciences students but members of the North Shore Wetland Partners, South Coast Conservation Program, BC Nature, and Coastal Painted Turtle Project also attended the event. The workshop was … Continue reading

Update on KLO Middle School: Painted Turtles and fish will soon settle into a new naturalized creek and wetland complex

In 2010, students at K.L.O. Middle School in Kelowna found nesting painted turtles in their long jump sand box. Michelle, (science teacher, school’s Eco Club leader, and past participant of the Wetlands Institute in Kamloops 2010) recognized the importance to protect and enhance this habitat as Painted Turtles are blue listed endangered in the interior. Wetlands … Continue reading

Hunters build a fence to protect wetland from cattle and mud-boggers

Some of these hunters may be retired, but they continue to work hard to preserve their local wetland. Part of the crew: Dave Carleton, Ray Paulsen, Bryn White, and Jillian Tamblyn. McLachlan Lake (unofficially named) is located in the Garnet Valley, not far west of Peachland, BC. This site was put on the radar by Bryn White … Continue reading

BC Wetlands Photo of the Month!

It’s a new month, which means that it’s time for our BC Wetlands Photo of the Month! The photographer, Flickr user vermillion$baby, captures lagoons formed by the backwater from the Fraser River. This photos was taken near the Nicomen Slough in Deroche, BC, which is a popular fishing destination in the lower mainland. The slough connects … Continue reading

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