Restoring Xwaaqw’um: Wetland Restoration at Burgoyne Bay Provincial Park

Welcome posts facing the ocean at Xwaaqw'um 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 …

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Reconnecting with Nature: Wetland Construction at Morfee Elementary School

School children placing woody debris in the wetland 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 …

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A Plan for Action: Restoring Moberly Marsh

Last week, the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) Wetlands Education Program (WEP) had the opportunity to take part in a planning session for the enhancement of Moberly Marsh located in Burges James Gadsden Provincial Park just west of Golden, BC. Moberly Marsh was previously managed by Ducks Unlimited Conservation (DUC). DUC has deemed that it is …

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From Theory to Practice: Salt Spring Island Wetlands Institute

Narrowly avoiding the Pacific Storms, the BCWF Wetlands Education Program (WEP) team was lucky to spend time away from our office in Surrey and in the safe haven of Salt Spring Island for the 16th annual Wetlands Institute. 23 enthusiastic participants from a mix of backgrounds, including: Non-profits, First Nations, Hobby Farmers, Consultants, Government, and …

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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 …

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