Innovative Stormwater Management: The Role and Use of Wetlands

On May 19th, I was lucky enough to attend the Innovative Stormwater Management workshop presented by North Shore Wetlands Partners, held at the Pavilion in Stanley Park.  The four-hour workshop was incredibly informative and was presented by some of the Vancouver's top professionals in the field of wetland biology, hydrology, and construction and design.  With …

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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 …

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The Pacific Streamkeepers Federation – Put librarians in charge of enviro protection?‏

Put librarians in charge of environmental protection??? That's what a Byrne Creek Streamkeeper said in response to this astounding quotation from the aforementioned article: "In a single year, the Toronto Public Library levied more fines for overdue books ($2,685,067 in 2009) than the total amount of fines obtained by Environment Canada in more than two …

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