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

Across the Lower Mainland: 2016 Wetlands Institute

Did you know that up to 70% of wetlands have been lost in settled areas of Canada? In the Lower Mainland the number is even higher. Between 1827 and 1990, over 85% of wetlands were lost, mainly due to agriculture and development. With Metro Vancouver’s population expected to rise to 3.4million people by 2041 (that’s … Continue reading

Continuing Support for Squamish – App Debuts at Map our Marshes

The BC Wildlife Federation’s Wetlands Education Program (BCWF WEP) hosted a free public Map our Marshes workshop in Squamish on October 22, 2016.  This workshop added a public engagement component of a more detailed wetland mapping process that the District of Squamish has been undergoing with the support of the BC Wildlife Federation.  This multi-year … Continue reading

Happy World Wetlands Day 2015!

For 44 years, we have used this day to raise awareness of the importance of wetland habitat. There has been a rapid loss of these critical sites around the world: 64% have been lost around the world since 1900! This year, the BCWF Wetlands Education Program has extended the celebration of this day by attending … Continue reading

Students and community members refresh their mapping skills at our UBC Map Our Marshes Workshop

A dynamic group of eager mappers joined us for our Map Our Marshes Workshop November 8th at the UBC Farm. This sold-out, free public workshop attracted 20 participants. Many were UBC’s Environmental Sciences students but members of the North Shore Wetland Partners, South Coast Conservation Program, BC Nature, and Coastal Painted Turtle Project also attended the event. The workshop was … Continue reading

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