Community Collaboration for Restoring Ginty’s Pond

On November 9, 2020, following Provincial Health guidelines, representatives with the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) met with the Lower Similkameen Indian Band (LSIB), the Southern Interior Land Trust (SILT), the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) and community members to discuss the future of Ginty’s Pond in Cawston, BC. The BCWF were grateful …

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A Whirlwind of Wetlands Part II: Cawston Wetlandkeepers 2019 and Ginty’s Pond

On July 17-18, the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) held a Wetlandkeepers workshop in sunny Cawston on the heels of a couple of wetland workshops in the Kootenays (See Part 1).  These wetlandkeeper workshops are tailored to meet the individual community needs in terms of their concerns, their conservation goals, and the mix of people that …

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A New Way to Determine Wetland Health: Kamloops Map our Marshes

On April 16th, the Wetlands Education Program (WEP) team hosted a Map our Marshes workshop in Kamloops, BC, bringing together participants from the Province of British Columbia Range Program, BC Parks, First Nations groups, consultants, and land owners to learn more about classifying wetlands. This workshop was different than the traditional Map our Marshes because …

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Restoring Wetlands in the Okanagan – 2015 Wetlands Institute

The passion for wetland restoration and protection drew participants from all over BC to the Okanagan to attend the BC Wildlife Federation’s 13th Wetlands Institute, aiming to gain the skills and knowledge needed to complete their own wetland projects. We had quite the range of participants including Biologists, Landscape Technologists and Architects, Environmental Planners, Coordinators, …

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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 …

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