Squamish River Watershed Society: Estuary Alive!

BC Wildlife Federation joined the Squamish River Watershed Society for Estuary Alive! The activities took place at The Chelem (Seagrass) Trail in Skwelwil’em Squamish Estuary. Rhonda O’Grady led the estuary education event for grades 2 – 6 to learn about some of the amazing aspects of the estuary. Around 600 students participated and had fun … Continue reading

Building Wetlands in the Somenos Marsh: Treating Storm Water and Creating Habitat

This article was submitted by Elizabeth Bailey, Program Coordinator for the Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society.Elizabeth attended the 2014 Wetlands Institute. Along with a team of experts and community supporters, the Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society (SMWS) has restored a wetland pond in the Somenos Marsh to treat storm water and create wildlife habitat. It has been … Continue reading

We’re looking for a 2015 Wild Kidz Camp Facilitator Intern

The BC Wildlife Federation’s Wetlands Education Program (WEP) needs your help to make a difference in BC communities. A non-profit program established in 1996, WEP is known for successfully delivering quality wetland education across the province. This program builds the capacity of communities to assess their wetland assets and, using this new knowledge, increase community … Continue reading

The Kidz Camp of Kitimat

This July, the BCWF held this year’s first Wild Kidz Camp in Kitimat. With the help of Katie Hikida (our new Youth Coordinator) and a number of amazing local volunteers, 25 lucky children amassed a wealth of new experiences during a free, week-long day camp at the Kitimat Rod and Gun Association (KRGA). As with … Continue reading

“E” is for Estuary, Eelgrass, and Environmental Excellence: Youth Outreach Days in Squamish

What has a mix of fresh and salt water, is a hotspot for biodiversity, and has major cultural & economic significance? Well if you asked this question to the 500-or-so elementary students that visited the Squamish River Estuary a couple of weeks back, they would all shout out “Estuary!”. These students got to experience the ways in which … Continue reading

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