Wetlands Need Stewards! – Victoria Wetlandkeepers

From July 16-18, the Wetlands Education Program (WEP) team had the pleasure of partnering with the Habitat Acquisition Trust, Haliburton Community Organic Farm Society, and the Rithet’s Bog Conservation Society for the Victoria Wetlandkeepers Workshop. BCWF acknowledges and respects the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples, whose traditional territory Victoria is on, and the Songhees, Esquimalt, and W̱SÁNEĆ Nations who steward and live-in relationship with these lands since time immemorial. The purpose … Continue reading

Restoring Xwaaqw’um: Wetland Restoration at Burgoyne Bay Provincial Park

On September 16 – 20, 2019, the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) sent two volunteer interns from the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s Canadian Conservation Corps (CCC) to take part in a collaborative wetland restoration project on Salt Spring Island. The restoration took place at Xwaaqw’um (Burgoyne Bay Provincial Park), which means “Place of the Female Merganser Duck” … Continue reading

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 been … Continue reading

Wetland Conservation in Eastern Vancouver Island: A workshop for municipal and regional stakeholders

On January 29th 2015, the Wetlands Education Team traveled to Nanaimo to host a workshop designed to bring together stakeholders involved with wetland conservation on Vancouver Island. The workshop offered a great networking opportunity for participants to learn about projects their neighbors are working on to protect and conserve wetlands. “It was great to see so many participants and hear … Continue reading

Springing into Action: Major Salt Spring Island Wetland Restoration Project

Braving the morning chill and dew-laden grasses, a team of 5 trudged augers, levels, probes, and flags across what was once Canada’s first organic golf course. Bouquets of electrical wires sprouting from the soil and the occasional lonely golf ball, forgotten through the years, betray the locale’s past life. Originally some of Salt Spring Island’s … Continue reading

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