Contractors in Coquitlam Get Help from Rain Gauges to Protect Habitat and Keep Waterways Healthy

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Stricter rules for construction site runoff, along with technology, are combining to make it easier to maintain the health of Coquitlam waterways. When silt and mud collect in streambeds, the habitat and food sources of fish and invertebrates get covered up. Bylaws like Coquitlam’s, which controls drainage and soil run-off, are part of the region-wide goal to protect waterways. See how contractors are using rain gauges to stay in compliance with local bylaws and protect habitat. 

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Barn Owls Get Up Close and Personal for a Helping Hand Help in Richmond’s Terra Nova Lands

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href=”http://metrovancouverblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/mvconnecthover2.png”>mvconnectHover2 Barn owls are making the most of the Terra Nova Lands. See how nest boxes help to encourage breeding, while a banding program gives researchers a valuable tool to track and monitor the health of the owls, as the birds benefit from land use decisions.  Barn Owls in Richmond are thriving in the open spaces of Terra Nova Rural Park. The park’s long grasses create habitat for small mammals… and that means lunch for owls.  Continue reading