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

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

Wetland Institute Participant Helps Construct 7 Wetlands

You can’t say that volunteering for the BCWF’s Wetland Education Program doesn’t lead to great opportunities. In July one of our summer volunteer interns, Mike Botic, while volunteering at the Wetlands Institute (WI), was invited to the Quamichan Watershed (Vancouver Island) to witness the construction of several wetlands by Kai Rietzel, a WI participant. Kai … Continue reading

Whose Eggs Are These?

The beginning of April brings the return of migratory wildlife, blossoming trees, and of course, the spawning of many amphibian and aquatic species. Our selection this week is appropriately titled “Whose Eggs are These?”. Often-times it can be difficult to identify amphibian eggs, since many of them look similar. This week, we consulted Herptologist Elke … Continue reading

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