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
It’s December 8th and Vancouver is experiencing a King Tide — as the sun and moon’s gravitational forces come together to create some of the highest tides of the year. It’s also a preview of what we can expect if global temperatures, and sea levels, continue to rise. To better understand the future implications, the City of Vancouver has people taking pictures… in the name of science.
West Vancouver’s shoreline is a vital component of the community. Now shoreline protection is ensuring its long-term health. See how issues like climate change, sea level rise, storm surges, and wildlife habitat are addressed through careful planning.
Urban trees are part of the natural capital that protects our economic and social well-being. They buffer noise, reduce stormwater runoff, and provide habitat for wildlife. The City of Vancouver has set a goal of planting 150,000 trees by 2020. With the help of a team of citizen foresters, this ambitious goal is closer than ever. See how training gives these volunteers the skills to help the city get greener.
Burnaby celebrated Canadian Environment Week with a festival focused on sustainability topics. From wildlife protection to waste management, see how this week-long event helped residents learn how they can help protect the local environment.
Environmental stewardship is an essential part of the Coquitlam UV Project. See how the enhanced salmon rearing habitat is being constructed as well as wildlife surveys, salvage, and the relocation of resident small animals.
It started in Vancouver, now it’s a nationwide event. This year’s edition of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup saw over 300 volunteers converge on Iona Beach — tackling the big job of collecting garbage & debris that accumulates on the shoreline. Continue reading