The Wetlands Education Program Beats The Heat With Chawathil First Nation

From June 25 – 27, the Wetlands Education Program (WEP) team had the pleasure of partnering with Chawathil First Nation for the 2021 Chawathil Wetlandkeepers Workshop. This workshop was designed to provide a brief, but in-depth overview of the technical skills and knowledge needed to become better wetland stewards. Over the course of two and a half days, … 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

Across the Lower Mainland: 2016 Wetlands Institute

Did you know that up to 70% of wetlands have been lost in settled areas of Canada? In the Lower Mainland the number is even higher. Between 1827 and 1990, over 85% of wetlands were lost, mainly due to agriculture and development. With Metro Vancouver’s population expected to rise to 3.4million people by 2041 (that’s … Continue reading

The Future of Wetlands in the Lower Mainland: A workshop to strengthen collaboration among stakeholders

Article by Curtis Ketter, BCWF Staff The BCWF Wetlands Education Program used 2015 World Wetlands Day – February 2nd – as the perfect occasion to host a very important workshop in the Lower Mainland. Entitled “The Future of Wetlands in the Lower Mainland”, the workshop brought together a wide range of stakeholder groups with an … Continue reading

Wetland Conservation in Eastern Vancouver Island: A workshop for municipal and regional stakeholders

On January 29th 2015, the Wetlands Education Team traveled to Nanaimo to host a workshop designed to bring together stakeholders involved with wetland conservation on Vancouver Island. The workshop offered a great networking opportunity for participants to learn about projects their neighbors are working on to protect and conserve wetlands. “It was great to see so many participants and hear … Continue reading

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