Mapping Initiatives in Peachland and Passmore

Over the first weekend in October, the BCWF held back to back Map our Marshes (MoM) workshops, engaging two enthusiastic groups of local community members.  When we leave a community it is our hope that they will take the knowledge learnt that day and begin to map wetlands in their community. Fortunately, our workshops in … Continue reading

Signalling Awareness at Map our Marshes, Burnaby

Imagine learning in a space where you’re greeted by the melody of bird songs as you feel the warmth of a rising sun and the breeze of fresh, crisp air. Well that was how I spent my last Saturday of February, where I had the pleasure to attend my first BC Wildlife Federation Wetlands Education … Continue reading

Boggin’ around in Nelson, BC

Cattails and lily pads, red wing blackbirds and common yellow warblers, painted turtles and Columbia Spotters – a marsh is an ecosystem that bewilders. But with so many reasons to stay inside, people are not exposed to the image of a wetland bursting into life, only an unwelcoming, dark and dreary swamp. Wetlands play a significant … Continue reading

Wetlands on Kootenay Coop Radio

While the Kootenay workshops are going on in Castlegar and Nelson this June, so is the local press for the Wetlands Education Program! On Thursday Neil was interviewed on Kootenay Co-op Radio by phone during the Kootenay morning show. Here he discusses the Map our Marshes course being held in Nelson, BC. This course (initially … Continue reading

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