Building Wetlands in the Somenos Marsh: Treating Storm Water and Creating Habitat

This article was submitted by Elizabeth Bailey, Program Coordinator for the Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society. Elizabeth attended the 2014 Wetlands Institute. Along with a team of experts and community supporters, the Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society (SMWS) has restored a wetland pond in the Somenos Marsh to treat storm water and create wildlife habitat. It has … Continue reading

From Watersheds to Ditches: Wetlands Workshop for Municipalities Report

Voting with stickers... workshop participants identify where resources are needed for better protection and conservation of wetlands.

We’re happy to announce the release of a report on the Wetlands Workshop for Municipalities, hosted November 19 2013 at the Stanely Park Ecology Society, in Vancouver, BC.  The workshop targeted municipal and regional staff in Metro Vancouver to strengthen the region’s capacity to secure wetlands as green infrastructure for the benefit of human health … Continue reading

Leading the Storm Against Drain Pollution

Nothing exemplifies dedication more than waking up early Saturday morning to participate in some wholesome volunteering. Well that was the scene this weekend as Richmond’s Green Ambassadors, volunteers from high schools in Richmond BC, came out to paint yellow fish on storm drains while promoting awareness of polluting fish habitat in the Fraser River & … Continue reading

Innovative Stormwater Management: The Role and Use of Wetlands

On May 19th, I was lucky enough to attend the Innovative Stormwater Management workshop presented by North Shore Wetlands Partners, held at the Pavilion in Stanley Park.  The four-hour workshop was incredibly informative and was presented by some of the Vancouver’s top professionals in the field of wetland biology, hydrology, and construction and design.  With … Continue reading

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