Squamish River Watershed Society: Estuary Alive!

BC Wildlife Federation joined the Squamish River Watershed Society for Estuary Alive! The activities took place at The Chelem (Seagrass) Trail in Skwelwil’em Squamish Estuary. Rhonda O’Grady led the estuary education event for grades 2 – 6 to learn about some of the amazing aspects of the estuary. Around 600 students participated and had fun … 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

We’re looking for a new Wetlands Education Program Intern!

Did you know that wetlands sustain life more than any other ecosystem? Only 5.6% of British Columbia’s land mass holds these natural oases and they are under constant threat. Join us in our effort to help conserve and steward BC wetlands! The BC Wildlife Federation’s Wetlands Education Program is looking for a new Wetlands Education … Continue reading

“E” is for Estuary, Eelgrass, and Environmental Excellence: Youth Outreach Days in Squamish

What has a mix of fresh and salt water, is a hotspot for biodiversity, and has major cultural & economic significance? Well if you asked this question to the 500-or-so elementary students that visited the Squamish River Estuary a couple of weeks back, they would all shout out “Estuary!”. These students got to experience the ways in which … Continue reading

Celebrating World Rivers Day!

The Wetlands Education Program was invited to the New Westminster Discovery Centre to share the wonders of wetlands with people attending the Artists on the River festival. While we did feature BCWF art cards, free colouring pages and art prints related to the event, our booth was one of the more popular ones with children, … Continue reading

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