Tired of constantly hearing about environmental issues and feeling helpless to do anything about it? Here is a constructive way to direct your energy!
We’re a group of people from all over the Lower Mainland who get together once a month (sometimes more) to help an environmental group, non-profit organization, charity or city tackle an environmental issue that needs co-operation and teamwork to get done. Gloves and tools will be supplied as well as refreshments! If you care about the environment, this is the group for you! All ages welcome!! Some activities will include:
• Pulling invasive plants that are overtaking our native flora
• Planting of native plants/trees
• Restoring areas along a stream, river, marsh or shoreline
• Beach/River/lake clean up
• Harvesting organic fruits/veggies
• Trail building/maintenance
• Restoration of wildlife sites
What will you get out of it? Here are a few things we think you’ll get. You’ll..
• Meet like-minded people
• Feel good getting your hands dirty and being active in something you believe in
• Educate yourself about natural spaces and the environmental problems they face
• Learn first-hand about work being done in the lower mainland by different environmental groups
• Get the experience of a variety of stewardship activities
• Restore a natural space from a damaged state
• Be trained in stewardship practices
• Explore a nature space you may have never been to before
• Realise the benefits of working together with others
• Learn about environmental activities other group members are involved in
• Get physical exercise
• Have fun!
Marine Protected Areas will rebuild ocean health while minimizing the impacts on fishermen. Living Oceans Society wants to ensure there are fisheries that sustain native and non native communities, as well as healthy, viable commercial and recreational fisheries for generations to come.
The World Parrot Refuge is very proud to present a unique opportunity that you won't want to miss. We are hosting a conference from May 21-23 in Parksville, BC, which will help to educate people about conservation and the illegal parrot trade.
Even though parrots are the third most popular pet in North America, few people realize the trauma these birds go through when they are trapped in the wild. It is still legal in Canada to import wild-caught parrots, and we are working towards putting an end to this through education.
Dear friends, if you have ever visited the beautiful Bloedel Conservatory or even just wanted to go sometime, please visit http://friendsofthebloedel.ca to understand why this Vancouver landmark is in danger.
I just saw a story about this property on Shaw Cable 4 last night. The property looks beautiful, with a big pond (beaver home included), bog, douglas fir forest, clean stream and many endangered species. It is a rare remaining wetland in Fraser Valley; it must be saved. It seems that the deadline to raise the money has been extended to Dec 31, so I'm now contributing to the cause. I may never visit the area, but I do know the importance of saving wetlands for our wildlife, children's future, ecosystem.