See how Coquitlam uses nature for inspiration in rainwater collection. Tour electric vehicle charging stations in Vancouver. Learn how a giant garage sale cuts down on waste in Port Coquitlam, and meet the student leaders behind Earth Day in Richmond.
A garage sale is a great way to keep material out of the landfill, as useful items find new owners rather than get thrown away. And in Port Coquitlam, the whole town gets into the act with the annual Spring City-wide garage sale.
Mimicking nature is the big idea behind rainwater collection on Burke Mountain. See how a flexible design slows down the water to prevent stream damage, protect the health of streams, and put water where it needs to go.
David Suzuki was the keynote speaker for this high school event produced by student leaders. Learn why events like these can facilitate knowledge transfer and create enduring solutions by forging bonds between youth and the community at large.
Fresh air, fun, and a little exercise. Those are the rewards of volunteering with the Ecological Restoration Team. But our parks benefit too! Join us by going to meetup.com and search for “Metro Vancouver”.
On Saturday July 12 flutter by the Nature House wildlife garden to celebrate butterfly season with tea, stories, crafts and butterfly enthusiasts at Campbell Valley Regional Park, Langley. Free drop in from 1 – 4PM.
Live local music in a serene setting. That’s Music in the Park at Capilano River Regional Park. Sundays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 and Aug. 10, 17, 24. Enjoy great music all summer and be sure to check out the grand finale with live art displays Sept.1st.
Albert Norman was hired by the GVRD in 1944 and retired in 1977. Mr. Norman was an avid photographer and took pictures at his job sites during his 33 years of service, collecting an impressive archive of our region’s sewers infrastructure.