Two Birds with One Stone: Wetland Restoration Workshop and Removing Invasives in Murrayville

In 2011, the Langley Environmental Partners Society’s (LEPS) Stephanie Captein and the BC Wildlife Federation’s Neil Fletcher began concocting a plan to restore a wetland in Murrayville, BC. Just one short year later, the bulk of restoration is complete and the wetland is off to a great start. Since 2004 LEPS has run the highly … Continue reading

Celebrating our Lifeblood: local histories, local watersheds

Conserving wetlands and watersheds first starts with appreciation and motivated communities. Most Canadians are aware of the importance of our water to human life, to the functioning of civil society, and to the overall health of our environment. Public awareness campaigns about the overuse of water have lead many people to take shorter showers and … Continue reading

Eggs, Feathers and Model Habitat

This past weekend we got out to two separate wetland related events worth mentioning. After a great experience volunteering to help clean out nest boxes with the Burnaby Lake Park Association last year, we decided it was time for round two. Neil, myself and new 2012 volunteer intern, Jason, attended a three hour blitz of … Continue reading

A Langley steward of “sticks and mud and scary places”

I recently met up with Nichole Marples, executive director of the Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS). An alumni of the Wetland Education Program, Ms. Marples participated in BCWF’s highly acclaimed Wetlands Institute workshop over twelve years ago. Despite all the years that have gone by, she can still recall her experience in the intensive 7-day workshop, … Continue reading

Happy Holidays!

I’d like to take this moment to thank all of the dedicated participants and volunteers of the Wetland Education Program that I had the great fortune of meeting and working with this year. We did some exciting work in the Kamloops, Pemberton, Squamish and North/West Vancouver this year. Children in Chase & Lillooet benefited from … Continue reading

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