Community Members and Students Come Together For The 2015 Kelowna Wetlandkeepers Workshop

The Wetlandkeepers Workshop in Kelowna (May 1-3, 2015) lead by Neil Fletcher was packed full of fun wetland information and activities. The workshop was held at the Oceola Fish and Game Club and 25 participants came out to learn as well as provide insightful information on the local wetlands. We had members from many groups … 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

B.C. Planners Unite for Wetlands!

On Wednesday July 11, 2012, The BC Wildlife Federation’s Wetlands Education Program hosted a 1 day workshop in Squamish targeting municipal planners of B.C. The workshop’s main objective was informing planners on ways they can incorporate wetland stewardship into their policies, while also presenting an overview of the value of wetlands and their basic functions.  … Continue reading

Michele Hamilton and KLO Middle School Students Spread their Passion for Conservation

The Western Painted Turtle may be the most widespread turtle in North America, but in some areas of BC they are considered endangered. Painted turtles enjoy basking in the sun and nestling into the muddy bottoms of ponds, wetlands, and marshes. A little known fact: their ribs grow as a part of their shell which … Continue reading

Michele Hamilton’s Students become Wetland Stewards at their School in Kelowna

Past participant of the Wetlands Institute in Kamloops (2010), Science teacher and school Eco Club leader at KLO Middle School,  Michele Hamilton, has made progress with her stewardship project.  She has recently been featured in an article in The Province on the challenge of creating a healthier wetland habitat on school grounds, with the support of … Continue reading

  • BCWF Bog Blog Stats

    • 77,990 ..We're popular!
  • If you'd like to keep up with what wetland stewards are doing across the province, sign up with your email below. Share this website around with like-minded concerned citizens and wetland lovers. Our ponds, bogs, fens, marshes and swamps need our support and protection!

    Join 1,962 other followers