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

Species Profile: Pacific Tree Frog

Meet Hyla regilla – or, as many call it, the Pacific Tree Frog. It is entirely possible that you have never seen one despite their abundance in British Columbia. After all, a full-grown adult is typically less than 5 centimetres long. It may be helpful to think of them as the raccoons of Amphibia – they can be found in … Continue reading

Species Profile: Trumpeter Swan

There’s no denying it: wetlands play a critical role in providing habitats for a variety of life. Studies have found that over 900 species require wetlands, with 64% of all endangered and threatened animal species needing access to them during some point in their life. In Canada, approximately 45 of the 95 species classified as … Continue reading

Reflections of a River

Calm water, reflections of the sky shimmering on the surface, and the faint sounds of animals nearby. November’s photo of the month by Mark Faviell, “reflections of a river”, demonstrates the joy and serene beauty that wetlands, bodies of water, and other landscapes can provide. While examining Mark’s photo, you may feel a bit of enjoyment. … Continue reading

Underwater Atrium

It’s officially summer, and that means (hopefully) sunny days are ahead of us and the rain is gone! If that turns out to be the case, wetlands are always an excellent place to visit at twilight to appreciate natural beauty. Flickr member cindy-lou-boo captured this excellent photograph, titled “Underwater Atrium”, on a clear evening at … Continue reading

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