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Month: April 2019

Iona Island Regional Park – Update

Iona Island Regional Park – Update

Future of Iona Wastewater Treatment Plant, wetlands and public facilities at Iona Island Regional Park Several Nature Vancouver members attended a public meeting in January and recently a stakeholder meeting regarding the future of the Iona Wastewater Treatment Plant. Metro Vancouver is required by law to upgrade the sewerage treatment and is seeking public input on the overall design, including wetlands and fit with Iona Island Regional Park. This is a major design and construction project, scheduled for over the next decade. …

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Pink Fawn Lily Tour of Lake Cowichan and Duncan

Pink Fawn Lily Tour of Lake Cowichan and Duncan

Trip report by Teresa Gagné & Denis Laplante On 24 April 2019, Twenty four members of Nature Vancouver boarded a bus at the Duke Point ferry terminal for a day trip to view wild flowers, led by Teresa Gagné & Denis Laplante, and guided by local naturalists and wardens Genevieve Singleton and David Polster.  We visited Honeymoon Bay Pink Fawn Lily Ecological Reserve, then Somenos Gary Oak Protected Area, and St Peter Quamichan church yard. After a quick lunch stop…

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Nature Vancouver Volunteer Appreciation & Annual Awards

Nature Vancouver Volunteer Appreciation & Annual Awards

Presented on 25th April, 2019, at the AGM Photos by Bengül Kurtar Garibaldi Awards for Club Service   Laura Fauth   Laura provides professional design services through her company, Pacific Spirit Design. She has volunteered her time since 2009, as the design and production editor of Discovery. Laura’s professional expertise has ensured a consistent and attractive layout of the journal that all members appreciate very much. Laura also designed and produced our latest publication, 100 Years of Natural History. She undertook this task and completed…

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2019 Annual General Meeting

2019 Annual General Meeting

Photos by Bengül Kurtar The 101st Annual General Meeting of Nature Vancouver was held on 25th April, 2019. The President, Nigel Peck and the Treasurer, Adele Liu presented their reports and the election was held for the 2019-2020 Board of Directors. After the AGM, the Nature Vancouver Annual Awards were presented to volunteers nominated for 2019. Click below for all the reports, and Photos & Citations for all the awards. Nature Vancouver Annual Awards President’s Report Treasurer’s Report Financial Statements

Birds & Wildflowers of Horth Hill Park

Birds & Wildflowers of Horth Hill Park

On 31 March 2019, seventeen members and four guests participated in the annual trip to Horth Hill Park, an easy walk from Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal. It was a clear and warm spring day. It was a beautiful ferry ride. In Active Pass, we saw about two hundred Bonaparte’s Gulls, no way near the numbers reported only a few days ago. Just outside the Ferry Terminal Parking area we were greeted by a very robust Red-flowering Currant in full bloom,…

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