Touring the Interior – A Map our Marshes Double Feature

Nimbly avoiding the mounting floodwaters, the Wetlands Education Program team was able to host two Map our Marshes workshops in Peachland (May 6th) and Salmo (May 10th); sandwiching a mélange of wetland site visits, presentations, and restoration prescriptions. Held in partnership with the Peachland Watershed Protection Alliance, our first workshop began in the charming “Little … Continue reading

Adding some s’edge’ to Salmo wetland

The BCWF Wetlands Education Program headed back to Salmo at the beginning of October to add over 200 sedges, rushes, dogwoods and willows to the newly established wetland.  We built the wetland next to KP Park as part of the 2013 Wetland Institute, daylighting a wetland and increasing storm water infiltration.  A big thanks to … Continue reading

Hip Deep in the West Kootenays – Wetlands Institute 2013

Did you know North America used to be filled with wetlands?   What a wild thought when you look at our present day landscape where fewer than 20% of wetlands remain in many developed areas. Did you know that wetlands are one of nature’s most valuable ecosystems?  Wetlands provide numerous ecosystem services, including but not limited … Continue reading

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