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 … 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

Wetlands of Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island is large enough to have a diversity of wetland types, from bogs to salty estuaries. There are also many champions of these wetlands, and we were fortunate to spend some time with a few to get just a small taste of the exciting work being done around the Cowichan valley and Shawnigan Lake. … Continue reading

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