Our Estuary: Squamish Outreach 2017

The Squamish Watershed Society has completed another successful school program! This year the program was held in the beautiful Squamish estuary, right where the Squamish River meets Howe Sound. With Shannon Falls rushing in the background, over 500 kids were lead through 4 stations emphasizing the interconnectedness of all life within the estuary. For the …

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Update on KLO Middle School: Painted Turtles and fish will soon settle into a new naturalized creek and wetland complex

This project was started because students at KLO middle school in Kelowna found baby painted turtles in their long jump sand box. This area has now been fenced off and students displayed some interpretative signs. In 2010, students at K.L.O. Middle School in Kelowna found nesting painted turtles in their long jump sand box. Michelle, …

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Species Profile: Western Painted Turtle

The painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) lives in relatively slow-moving fresh waters, with a large range across North America; in fact, it is the continent's most widespread native turtle. During the last ice age, four subspecies evolved based on their regional distribution. The western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii) can be found in British Columbia and …

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