Every spring, the Coastal Painted Turtle Project group releases endangered baby Western Painted turtles onto protected nesting beaches in several of Metro Vancouver’s regional parks – more than 400 turtles to date. Continue reading
Burnaby Environment Week is a week long program of environmentally-themed community activities held in early June hosted by the City of Burnaby and community partners. This year’s events were held June 2 to 10, 2018 and included a Still Creek Watershed Bicycle Tour and a Mandarin Language Nature Tour of Burnaby Lake Regional Park. Continue reading
Trails on Bowen Island are now more accessible, thanks to an all-terrain wheelchair that can be borrowed from the library.
The first year of the Corporation of Delta’s Urban Reforestation Project will see more than 1,000 trees planted in Delta. In five years, a total of 5,000 trees will be planted in Delta’s parks, boulevards, and medians.
A Metro Vancouver mapping project reveals that 22 per cent of the regional core is composed of sensitive ecosystems. An example of this is Delta’s wetlands, renowned as prime bird habitat. These areas support millions of birds and now a Delta birding group has called for a strategy to protect these key areas and develop tourism through bird watching.
Our region’s parks provide many functions and services, from habitat for wildlife to scenic hiking routes for outdoor enthusiasts. Now we are learning that we can add “carbon storage” to the list.
Check out this free event on Saturday October 3rd, from 11am – 2pm at Derby Reach Regional Park in Langley. Enjoy heritage apple tree guided tours, taste different varieties, and talk with apple experts.
Sparkling lights and candlelit paths welcome you to Starry Night at Deas Island Regional Park in Delta. Follow the illuminated paths to explore nature stations at night. See a live owl, join a drumming circle, and make a wish upon a star during this enchanted evening.