2020 Wetlands Institute- The COVID edition

The BCWF’s Wetlands Education Program (WEP) has proudly facilitated its flagship workshop, the Wetlands Institute, since 2003. This unique workshop is traditionally a 7-day, hands-on workshop that educates participants about wetland stewardship, restoration, and conservation. The application is competitive; participants apply to attend the institute with a project they are working on and get the chance to receive support from knowledgeable experts and obtain hands-on training to … Continue reading

Conservation in the Kootenays: Restoring Wetlands for Wildlife

This past autumn, The BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) had the unique opportunity to provide additional support at two previously restored wetlands, and to assist with the construction of a new wetland complex. On a whirlwind journey of close to 2,500 km, the Wetlands Education Program (WEP) team, along with two volunteer interns from the Canadian … Continue reading

A Whirlwind of Wetlands Part II: Cawston Wetlandkeepers 2019 and Ginty’s Pond

On July 17-18, the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) held a Wetlandkeepers workshop in sunny Cawston on the heels of a couple of wetland workshops in the Kootenays (See Part 1).  These wetlandkeeper workshops are tailored to meet the individual community needs in terms of their concerns, their conservation goals, and the mix of people that … Continue reading

From Theory to Practice: Salt Spring Island Wetlands Institute

Narrowly avoiding the Pacific Storms, the BCWF Wetlands Education Program (WEP) team was lucky to spend time away from our office in Surrey and in the safe haven of Salt Spring Island for the 16th annual Wetlands Institute. 23 enthusiastic participants from a mix of backgrounds, including: Non-profits, First Nations, Hobby Farmers, Consultants, Government, and … Continue reading

Urban Wetland Design: Vancouver Wetlandkeepers 2018

This past weekend, the BCWF Wetlands Education Program (WEP) team hosted a Wetlandkeepers in Vancouver, BC. Our team partnered with four incredible organizations, including: Pacific Spirit Park Society, Metro Vancouver Regional Parks, Jericho Stewardship Group, and Vancouver Parks Board. This workshop brought together people from many walks of life, such as, government representatives, professional biologists, … Continue reading

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