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 … Continue reading

“Bugging out” at the Silverdale Wetland

Insects are indicators of water quality. They are often overlooked for their small size and it takes a curious pond-dipping, fly-fishing expedition or an entomologist to remind us of how these little creepers play an important role in our aquatic environments. Thankfully we had two out of three of these reminders in the first-ever BCWF … Continue reading

Wetlandkeepers featured in the Mission City Record

Quoted from the newspaper article: “A two-day hands-on workshop has left 30 participants better educated about local wetlands. The Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition (FVWC) and B.C. Wildlife Federation co-hosted the wetland keepers course April 13-15 in Mission, which drew community members, naturalists, public service employees and professors, among others. All the participants learned how to classify … Continue reading

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