General Evening Programs 

The General Evening Programs of Nature Vancouver are held from January through April and September through November on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, 49th at Oak, Vancouver. These programs are open to the public and members are encouraged to invite their friends. For more information and suggestions for future programs please contact the Program Co-ordinator  Jude Grass at 604-538-8774.

Thursday, March 30
The Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society’s current terrestrial campaigns in BC
Jessie Corey, Terrestrial Conservation Manager, CPAWS BC Chapter

Nature Vancouver’s new “Fifth Night” series


CPAWS seeks to protect wilderness in every corner of BC and deep into the ocean. It advocates for large parks, protected areas and wilderness corridors – places like the Tatshenshini, Muskwa Kechika, Northern Rockies, Pacific Rim, Gwaii Haanas and the Bowie Seamount.


Jessie will review CPAWS’ highest priority conservation campaigns on the BC landbase at the present time. These include an update on the proposal for the South Okanagan Similkameen National Park Reserve, protection of the Flathead River Valley, a new national park in North Western BC and its current campaign for improved funding for BC’s Provincial Parks.


Jessie brings over six years of experience working on regional and national issues within the environmental non-profit sector. She presently manages CPAWS-BC’s terrestrial conservation campaigns, working to protect treasured places like the Flathead Valley and the South Okanagan grasslands. She carries with her a deep respect for BC’s incredible lands, wildlife, and people, and more often than not, can be found in a tent on top of a mountain.

Thursday, April 20
MEC Club Night for Nature Vancouver Members
For those who will be purchasing outdoor gear for over the coming season, there will be a special Mountain Equipment Co-op club night purchase opportunity on Thursday, April 20th at the MEC on West Broadway.  All current Nature Vancouver members will be eligible for a 10% discount on ALL regularly priced items in the store.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP Bengül by April 13th so we can give MEC an idea of how many extra staff may need to be booked.  MEC membership is required for all MEC purchases
1. The club night will take place at the MEC Vancouver store location, at 130 West Broadway and will run for 2 hours, 7:00-9:00pm
2. Nature Vancouver members will receive 10% off of all regularly priced items purchased that evening – including bikes and boats! All items must be in stock and purchased through our tills that evening in order to be eligible for the discount. We cannot offer the discount on items that are purchased online, or on out of stock items. The discount also does not extend to items that are on clearance or are part of a packaged discount.
3. Club members are not allowed to purchase items before 7 pmClub members can put items on hold up to 48 hours before the event. Items that have been purchased before the event cannot be returned and re-purchased at the discounted rate. There are no exceptions to this rule.
4. All participants must be members of Mountain Equipment Co-op in order to make a purchase. If they are not yet members, they are welcome to sign up and purchase a membership ($5.00) that evening.

Thursday, April 27
Nature Vancouver 99th Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting and Volunteer Awards presentation. This will be followed by a social with refreshments. 

**Nature Vancouver's new Birder's Guide to Vancouver and the Lower Mainland will be available for sale at the AGM! $25 per copy (cash or cheque).**

The notice of meeting is below. The notice of meeting can also be found in the Spring 2016 Vancouver Naturalist and with the e-copies of the Vancouver Naturalist on our website.