B.C. Planners Unite for Wetlands!

On Wednesday July 11, 2012, The BC Wildlife Federation’s Wetlands Education Program hosted a 1 day workshop in Squamish targeting municipal planners of B.C. The workshop’s main objective was informing planners on ways they can incorporate wetland stewardship into their policies, while also presenting an overview of the value of wetlands and their basic functions.  … Continue reading

Stewards of the Sea-to-Sky: Wetlands Institute 2012

Can you solve the following riddle? What do the these ingredients create: 3 communities + 36 participants + 12 trainers + 4 coordinators + 4 restoration sites, when allowed to age for 8 days? If you guessed a journey of stewards gathering lessons and inspiration towards wetland conservation in BC, then you are correct!  The … Continue reading

Sea-to-sky Wetland Institute in the Press

Last week was a pretty big one for the BCWF Wetlands Education Program: the Sea-to-sky Wetlands Institute was hosted in Squamish & Pemberton as a free week long crash course designed to help educate citizens on how to successfully tackle their own restoration/conservation projects. As most of us are well aware, media plays a large … Continue reading

Dawn Green: How to Save a Wetland, One Frog at a Time

Last spring, Dawn Green, a freelance environmental writer, came to our Wetlandkeepers workshop in Squamish with a goal of writing an article for the local newspaper. Soon after the course she published a great article in the Squamish Chief.  However…this was not the end to our print coverage by Dawn! She received a commission to … Continue reading

Eelgrass and Estuaries: 1,500 Eelgrass Plants Added to Squamish Estuary

Much like an underwater community in a thriving estuary, the shores of the Stawamus Reserve in Squamish were brimming with life on Sunday, February 26, as a knitting circle of the biology-minded prepared 1500 eelgrass plants, harvested from the Sunshine Coast, for restoration beds in the Squamish Estuary. Volunteers from the Seagrass Conservation Working Group, including … Continue reading

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