Swamped with Joy: Wetlandkeepers in Mission

Slowly creeping along the shore of the swamp, I take delicate silent steps as I carefully scan the vegetation. Heart racing and muscles tense, I’m looking for any sign of movement that will give away its location. An almost imperceptible flash of green to my right and I know I have to make my move … Continue reading

Wetlandkeepers featured in the Mission City Record

Quoted from the newspaper article: “A two-day hands-on workshop has left 30 participants better educated about local wetlands. The Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition (FVWC) and B.C. Wildlife Federation co-hosted the wetland keepers course April 13-15 in Mission, which drew community members, naturalists, public service employees and professors, among others. All the participants learned how to classify … Continue reading

Maclure Wetland Restoration Project

Last Saturday, March 24th, 2012, I had the pleasure of volunteering in my first wetlands restoration project at the Maclure wetlands, located just off Maclure road in Abbotsford, B.C. The Maclure restoration project was developed by Natashia Cox, Project Coordinator with the Fraser Valley Conservancy and Project Manager with the Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition.  Natashia, a … Continue reading

Natashia Cox & her summer of chasing frogs

Ever wonder what happened to Natashia Cox? For those of you who never met her, Natashia was a participant in the 2010 Kamloops Wetlands Institute and later came to intern with me in the Wetlands Education Program in the winter and spring of 2010/2011. After her term came up, she went off to share her … Continue reading

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