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Skagit-Manning Donut Hole –Public Comment invited on Mineral Exploration Application

Skagit-Manning Donut Hole –Public Comment invited on Mineral Exploration Application

Submitted by Bev Ramey Bev@naturevancouver.ca Many of you are aware that logging occurred last year in what is known as the Manning-Skagit ‘Donut Hole’. The Donut Hole refers to the area not yet included within the parks but surrounded by Manning and Skagit Provincial Parks. This area has not yet received park designation due to an old mining claim, and the Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission is negotiating to buy out this claim. Government allowed logging to occur last year, but after…

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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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Birding Trip to Reifel MBS

Birding Trip to Reifel MBS

Leader: John Chandler – Report: Neill Vanhinsberg On March 30th, 2019, about thirty persons participated in this bird walk. The day was sunny and getting warmer. Some of the participants had seen this walk posted on Nature Vancouver Meetup Group, so it was great to see quite a few new faces. We started with a look at the ducks by the entrance pond after John’s brief chat about the sanctuary and its founder. The group headed off and at the…

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2019 Photo Competition

2019 Photo Competition

On the evening of March 28, 2019 the room was packed in anticipation of the Annual Nature Vancouver Photography Competition and no one in the audience was disappointed. Nature Vancouver photographers demonstrated once again the wonderful range of great talent that is present in our society. Thirty two photographers submitted 252 photographs to the 2019 competition. Many thanks to Ron Long for organizing the competition, and presenting the submitted photos. The following gallery shows all the photos entered in the 2019 Photo Competition. Click…

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Night Quest

Night Quest

Report by Cynthia Crampton; Photos by Nigel Peck Night Quest is an annual event, held by Metro Vancouver, in Pacific Spirit Park, to experience nature at night. Two kilo meters of trails are lantern lit for exploration. This year’s event was held on Saturday, March 23rd. Clear weather brought out the crowds – estimated at 4,000.  Nature Vancouver has been involved with Night Quest since 2015. Volunteers from the Outreach Committee set up a couple of display tables of information about Nature…

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