Squamish River Watershed Society: Estuary Alive!

BC Wildlife Federation joined the Squamish River Watershed Society for Estuary Alive! The activities took place at The Chelem (Seagrass) Trail in Skwelwil’em Squamish Estuary. Rhonda O’Grady led the estuary education event for grades 2 – 6 to learn about some of the amazing aspects of the estuary. Around 600 students participated and had fun … Continue reading

“E” is for Estuary, Eelgrass, and Environmental Excellence: Youth Outreach Days in Squamish

What has a mix of fresh and salt water, is a hotspot for biodiversity, and has major cultural & economic significance? Well if you asked this question to the 500-or-so elementary students that visited the Squamish River Estuary a couple of weeks back, they would all shout out “Estuary!”. These students got to experience the ways in which … 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

Edith Tobe featured in Suzuki Foundation Video!

Our alumni & partner Edith Tobe has been featured in one of the Suzuki Foundation Making Policy Live videos for her work with the Squamish River Watershed Society. We congratulate the SRWS on this great publicity and their successful work in the Squamish River estuary. Very inspiring! To read more about the project see Dawn Green’s article “Lifeless … Continue reading

A wetland wonderland in Squamish

Coming across an article written on Edith Tobe‘s project in the Squamish Chief, I felt that there really should be a bog blog entry on it too. Afterall, this is a massive project that I’ve been lucky enough to witness. A participant of the 2010 Wetlands Institute in Kamloops, Edith and the Squamish River Watershed … Continue reading

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