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

Building Wetlands in the Somenos Marsh: Treating Storm Water and Creating Habitat

This article was submitted by Elizabeth Bailey, Program Coordinator for the Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society.Elizabeth attended the 2014 Wetlands Institute. Along with a team of experts and community supporters, the Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society (SMWS) has restored a wetland pond in the Somenos Marsh to treat storm water and create wildlife habitat. It has been … Continue reading

Richmond Terra Nova at Sunset

Like the sun setting over marsh waters, the end of December brings warm reflections. This month’s Photo of the Month by Flickr photographer TOTORORO.RORO presents a vivid sunset along the West Dyke Trail in Richmond, BC. The trail runs adjacent to the Sturgeon Banks – a 21,525 acre estuary that is located on the banks of … Continue reading

Wetlandkeepers with a Twist of BioBlitz

It’s always a privilege to learn from passionate biologists, and we were incredibly fortunate to have nine of them attend our Wetlandkeepers course in New Denver! Since the Slocan Valley has been identified as a priority area by the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program’s Riparian & Wetland Action Plan, it was an ideal location to host … Continue reading

Species Profile: Virginia Rail

Photo credit: Greg Schneider (www.gschneiderphoto.com) The Virginia Rail: a small, secretive bird of North American wetlands that inhabits southern British Columbia during the summer breeding months. Despite its rather compact body, the Virginia Rail (and other Rail species) have the highest ratio of leg muscles to flight muscles of any bird. Perhaps more fascinating is … Continue reading

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