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

BC Wetlands Photo of the Month!

It’s a new month, which means that it’s time for our BC Wetlands Photo of the Month! The photographer, Flickr user vermillion$baby, captures lagoons formed by the backwater from the Fraser River. This photos was taken near the Nicomen Slough in Deroche, BC, which is a popular fishing destination in the lower mainland. The slough connects … Continue reading

Swamped with Joy: Wetlandkeepers in Mission

Slowly creeping along the shore of the swamp, I take delicate silent steps as I carefully scan the vegetation. Heart racing and muscles tense, I’m looking for any sign of movement that will give away its location. An almost imperceptible flash of green to my right and I know I have to make my move … Continue reading

Wetlandkeepers featured in the Mission City Record

Quoted from the newspaper article: “A two-day hands-on workshop has left 30 participants better educated about local wetlands. The Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition (FVWC) and B.C. Wildlife Federation co-hosted the wetland keepers course April 13-15 in Mission, which drew community members, naturalists, public service employees and professors, among others. All the participants learned how to classify … Continue reading

Maclure Wetland Restoration Project

Last Saturday, March 24th, 2012, I had the pleasure of volunteering in my first wetlands restoration project at the Maclure wetlands, located just off Maclure road in Abbotsford, B.C. The Maclure restoration project was developed by Natashia Cox, Project Coordinator with the Fraser Valley Conservancy and Project Manager with the Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition.  Natashia, a … Continue reading

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