Touring the Interior – A Map our Marshes Double Feature

Nimbly avoiding the mounting floodwaters, the Wetlands Education Program team was able to host two Map our Marshes workshops in Peachland (May 6th) and Salmo (May 10th); sandwiching a mélange of wetland site visits, presentations, and restoration prescriptions. Held in partnership with the Peachland Watershed Protection Alliance, our first workshop began in the charming “Little … Continue reading

Pacific Tailed Frog

This week, we chose to get a close-up on one of our favourite wetland species – the Pacific Tailed Frog (Ascaphus truei). Neil Fisher – our selected photographer – displays the complexity and delicacy of these tiny frogs in striking detail. The frog’s bulging golden-flaked eyes reflect the intricacy and their unique personality and, like … 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

Happy Holidays!

I’d like to take this moment to thank all of the dedicated participants and volunteers of the Wetland Education Program that I had the great fortune of meeting and working with this year. We did some exciting work in the Kamloops, Pemberton, Squamish and North/West Vancouver this year. Children in Chase & Lillooet benefited from … Continue reading

An Update on the Strawberry Hill Wetland

Thank you to Sue for an update on the Wetland Restoration Project sites. Her photograph (above) shows that the water has now begun to rise in the cattle access point that we built. This photograph was taken on November 9th, so we can only imagine what it might look like in Spring!

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