The Squamish Watershed Society has completed another successful school program! This year the program was held in the beautiful Squamish estuary, right where the Squamish River meets Howe Sound. With Shannon Falls rushing in the background, over 500 kids were lead through 4 stations emphasizing the interconnectedness of all life within the estuary. For the … Continue reading

Squamish River Watershed Society: Estuary Alive!

BC Wildlife Federation joined the Squamish River Watershed Society for Estuary Alive! The activities took place at The Chelem (Seagrass) Trail in Skwelwil’em Squamish Estuary. Rhonda O’Grady led the estuary education event for grades 2 – 6 to learn about some of the amazing aspects of the estuary. Around 600 students participated and had fun … Continue reading

“E” is for Estuary, Eelgrass, and Environmental Excellence: Youth Outreach Days in Squamish

What has a mix of fresh and salt water, is a hotspot for biodiversity, and has major cultural & economic significance? Well if you asked this question to the 500-or-so elementary students that visited the Squamish River Estuary a couple of weeks back, they would all shout out “Estuary!”. These students got to experience the ways in which … Continue reading

Coastal Brown Bear

The Coastal Brown Bear, also known as a grizzly bear (Ursus arctos), is often associated with a rich diet of salmon and as a result weighs an average of one thousand pounds. However, salmon is more of a fall menu item and vegetation makes up a large portion of any bear’s diet. The bear in … Continue reading

Eelgrass and Estuaries: 1,500 Eelgrass Plants Added to Squamish Estuary

Much like an underwater community in a thriving estuary, the shores of the Stawamus Reserve in Squamish were brimming with life on Sunday, February 26, as a knitting circle of the biology-minded prepared 1500 eelgrass plants, harvested from the Sunshine Coast, for restoration beds in the Squamish Estuary. Volunteers from the Seagrass Conservation Working Group, including … Continue reading

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