Reconnecting with Nature: Wetland Construction at Morfee Elementary School

On June 6-7, 2019, the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) led a wetland construction project at Morfee Elementary school in Mackenzie, BC. With the help of over 348 students, a 130 m2 wetland was created in a modest stand of trees behind the school. One of the goals of the project was to provide students with … Continue reading

Building a Schoolyard Wetland: Kinnaird Elementary, Castlegar

The BCWF’s Wetlands Education Program headed to the West Kootenays to build a schoolyard wetland at Kinnaird Elementary in Castlegar.  With the help of the Grade Sevens we constructed a liner wetland over two sunny days last week! There were several steps involved in building a liner wetland: Excavate a hole with gradual slopes, 40′ … 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

A stocking stuffer for a wetland enthusiast!

Tom Biebighauser at a recent wetland restoration project in Logan Lake BC

Anyone who has ever met Tom Biebighauser, knows what a wealth of knowledge he is on the subject of building wetlands.  My first encounter with Tom was during our 2010 BCWF Wetlands Institute, where Tom left the whole class putting a 200 D series excavator on their Christmas wishlist.  Tom makes wetland construction engaging and … Continue reading

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