A Whirlwind of Wetlands Part II: Cawston Wetlandkeepers 2019 and Ginty’s Pond

On July 17-18, the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) held a Wetlandkeepers workshop in sunny Cawston on the heels of a couple of wetland workshops in the Kootenays (See Part 1).  These wetlandkeeper workshops are tailored to meet the individual community needs in terms of their concerns, their conservation goals, and the mix of people that … Continue reading

Urban Wetland Design: Vancouver Wetlandkeepers 2018

This past weekend, the BCWF Wetlands Education Program (WEP) team hosted a Wetlandkeepers in Vancouver, BC. Our team partnered with four incredible organizations, including: Pacific Spirit Park Society, Metro Vancouver Regional Parks, Jericho Stewardship Group, and Vancouver Parks Board. This workshop brought together people from many walks of life, such as, government representatives, professional biologists, … Continue reading

Scoping out the Peace: WEP Poised for Future Wetland Work

Until this year, the Wetlands Education Program has focused many of its efforts in the southern parts of BC, where most of the historical loss of wetlands has occurred.  However, acknowledging a rapidly developing north and impacts from the resource sector, we’ve been aware for some time of the need to enhance the capacity of … Continue reading

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

Star status biologists and stunning wetlands gather in Smithers, BC

A Wetlandkeepers course was held in Smithers on June 12-14 with our indoor classroom provided generously by the Bulkley Valley Rod and Gun Club. Fourteen participants had the opportunity to listen to guest speaker Jim Pojar, co-author of many of our province’s reference books and respected botanist, deliver a  lecture on plant species found in … Continue reading

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