Mackenzie, McLeod Lake, and Morfee oh my!

From May 31st – June 4th, 2021, the B.C. Wildlife Federation (BCWF) led a wetland workshop in partnership with the McLeod Lake Indian Band, planted native species at Morfee Elementary School and led a wetland construction project at Mackenzie Secondary School. BCWF is grateful for the opportunity to work in partnership with the McLeod Lake …

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Reconnecting with Nature: Wetland Construction at Morfee Elementary School

School children placing woody debris in the wetland On June 6-7, 2019, the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) led a wetland construction project at Morfee Elementary school in Mackenzie, BC. With the help of over 348 students, a 130 m2 wetland was created in a modest stand of trees behind the school. One of the goals …

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Across the Lower Mainland: 2016 Wetlands Institute

Did you know that up to 70% of wetlands have been lost in settled areas of Canada? In the Lower Mainland the number is even higher. Between 1827 and 1990, over 85% of wetlands were lost, mainly due to agriculture and development. With Metro Vancouver’s population expected to rise to 3.4million people by 2041 (that’s …

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Building a Schoolyard Wetland: Kinnaird Elementary, Castlegar

The BCWF's Wetlands Education Program headed to the West Kootenays to build a schoolyard wetland at Kinnaird Elementary in Castlegar.  With the help of the Grade Sevens we constructed a liner wetland over two sunny days last week! There were several steps involved in building a liner wetland: Placing the geotextile fabric in the excavated …

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