Category Archives: Parks and Greenways

The COVID-19 crisis has given Metro Vancouver Regional Parks staff an unprecedented challenge: keep as many parks open to the public while also implementing and enforcing health measures to prevent virus spread. Here's how parks staff rose to the sudden and labour intensive demands.

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Metro Vancouver provides the vital services and solutions that are the foundation of our economic, ecological and social health. Learn more about these services and how they protect the livability of our region. (video produced in 2019)

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Metro Vancouver is future-proofing the facilities we all depend on, as population growth and climate change bring fresh challenges to critical regional systems. New construction, upgrades to existing infrastructure, planning, and maintenance projects were all part of those efforts in 2019. (video produced in 2019)

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Take a sneak peek at the planning process of Widgeon Marsh Regional Park in Coquitlam, a secluded area with mountain slopes, forests and wetlands that's home to a diversity of wildlife. It's not yet open to the public, but work is underway. A team of experts is planning and designing the park. (video produced in 2019)

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  A dedicated group of volunteers, the Belcarra Beachkeepers, is compiling a unique, long term study of the crabs that live in the waters around Belcarra Regional Park.

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Recreational crab fishing is a popular activity in Belcarra Regional Park, but its popularity brings challenges. A dedicated group of enviro-volunteers, the Belcarra Beachkeepers, come out in force every summer to promote stewardship of this sensitive marine ecosystem. 

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It's CSI for at-risk wildlife! Metro Vancouver staff members are using a new high-tech DNA sequencing process to determine the presence of vulnerable species in its Regional Parks called environmental DNA, or eDNA.

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The annual Coho Commotion celebrates the salmon return at Capilano River Regional Park and highlights the importance of protecting salmon habitat. Visitors to the family-friendly event learned about the salmon life cycle and how it relates to the rainforest ecosystem (Oct 26, 2019).

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The historic Twin Bridges site in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve (LSCR) now has a new, higher and longer crossing over the Seymour River. The long-anticipated suspension bridge replaces the previous pedestrian bridge which was removed after the December 2014 Seymour River rock slide.

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