A Case of the Invasives: Wetlandkeepers at Cheam Lake

Our second Wetlandkeepers course of 2017 – the first of the year attended by our entire Wetlands Education Program (WEP) team – was a hot and sweaty success! 18 participants from  the Lower Mainland, Bowen Island, and Victoria commuted to Cheam Lake Wetlands Park for a weekend filled with sun, knowledge sharing, and lots of … Continue reading

Get Wet! With Terry Brown, the Amphibiographer

The saying goes that ‘April showers bring May flowers,’ but that’s not the only thing that spring rains bring to our beautiful province. Spring is a time when ephemeral wetlands replenish, and host various species including frogs! Check out this neat video of a Pacific Tree Frog taken by a friend of ours in Powell … Continue reading

A Model Watershed: where design meets conservation

Speaking as an artist, I am always pleased to see the employment of creative types by non-profits and environmental organizations. I was especially happy to be involved in coordinating a special project for the Wetlands program this spring: the construction of an interactive model watershed. Our public call for industrial designers and model-makers received a … Continue reading

Upper Marsh

For March’s photo of the month, we bring you this wonderful shot of Minnekhada Regional Park, taken by Flickr member Dru! Taken on New Years Day, Dru! clearly wasted no time sleeping that day and instead trekked out into the winter weather to explore his local wetlands. The photo stuck out to us at the Wetlands Education Program, … Continue reading

Mallard Taking a Bath

Wildlife photography typically takes the aim of capturing something inaccessible, something rare, or a vision in crisp detail that might otherwise not sit still long enough to examine. We were impressed this week with the unique vision presented by lionsnaturephotography, where a common and recognizable visitor of wetlands – a mallard duck – is made … Continue reading

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