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2020 Volunteer Appreciation & Annual Awards

2020 Volunteer Appreciation & Annual Awards

Announced on 28th May, 2020 at the AGM. The AGM was held via Zoom Video Conferencing and the plaques were later presented at an outdoor setting. Photos of these presentations are on GOOGLE PHOTOS ALBUM. Garibaldi Awards for Club Services Maureen Collier Maureen Collier joined Nature Vancouver in 2009 for the camp at Cinnabar Basin. Maureen and Jim enjoyed their first camp, particularly as the second camp had to be cancelled due to forest fires. Subsequent camps included – 2010 where…

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2020 Annual General Meeting

2020 Annual General Meeting

Thursday, May 28, 2019 at 7:30 pm The 102nd Annual General Meeting of Nature Vancouver was held on Thursday, May 28 at 7:30 via a Zoom video conferencing. At the business part of the meeting, the President’s and Treasurer’s reports were presented for approval. Election was held for the new Board of Directors for 2020-2021. The business session was followed by Annual Volunteer Awards and Scholarship presentations. This first and extremely unusual on-line AGM was a great success. The copies of the…

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Nature Vancouver Nature Tours – History in Photos

Nature Vancouver Nature Tours – History in Photos

During the 1990’s, Nature Vancouver organized various nature tours to places like Oregon Coast, Columbia Gorge and Canyon Lands in the U. S., and to Yukon, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Vancouver Island, and Haida Gwaii in Canada. These trips were organized by Bill Merilees, Audrey Viken and Kelly Sekhon. Following album displays mainly the photos of participants, and some of the places we visited, in random order. Most of these photos were scanned from prints shared by various participants or from personal…

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Iona Waste Water Treatment Plant – Public Meetings

Iona Waste Water Treatment Plant – Public Meetings

Plans are progressing to upgrade the Iona Island Waste Water Treatment Plant. Two online public meetings will be held:  May 19th(from 12 to 2 pm) and May 21 (from 6:30 to 8:30 pm). You can register with Metro Vancouver to attend this online meeting HERE   You may recall that public meetings were held over a year ago, at the start of this ten year design and build process. Nature Vancouver representatives have also attended three smaller stakeholder meetings to provide…

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Camosun Bog – Nature Walk

Camosun Bog – Nature Walk

Text and Photo submitted by Bengül Kurtar Janet and I bicycled this time to Camosun Bog to see the Bog Laurels (Kalmia polifolia), and other bog plants, and birds and the bees. We came across a field of the Bog Laurels. I had visited the park last year at the end of April, they weren’t blooming like this year.  You can see more of my photos from last Thursday HERE Bog Laurel is one of my favourite wild flowers in BC. First time…

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Hugh Hamilton – In Memoriam

Hugh Hamilton – In Memoriam

Submitted by Nigel Peck Nature Vancouver lost a wonderful member and volunteer with the peaceful passing of Hugh Hamilton on April 19th at age 90. In addition to his leadership and stewardship of the West Vancouver Streamkeepers, the Old Growth Conservancy Society, the Friends of Cypress Provincial Park and the Lighthouse Park Preservation Society, Hugh was a key organizer, camp manager and participant of Nature Vancouver camps from 2004 to 2014. Hugh was a one of a kind in his enthusiasm,…

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Hastings Park Sanctuary

Hastings Park Sanctuary

A Brief History Text by Pat Miller – Photos by Doug Cooper Located on Vancouver’s east side, Hastings Park is the second largest park in the City of Vancouver, after Stanley Park. It was established in 1889 when the Province of BC granted 62 hectares (154 acres) of land to the City, most of which is currently occupied by the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) and the Hastings Park Racecourse. Four hectares (9.9 acres) of the site is occupied by the…

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In my False Creek Neighbourhood

In my False Creek Neighbourhood

Charleson Park to Granville Island Text and Photos submitted by Janet Snell Charleson Park didn’t exist before the late 1970s when it was constructed out of excavated soils from the False Creek industrial site turned residential neighbourhood. In such a small park (7.14 hectares), many different environments have been constructed; coniferous forest, waterfall & fresh-water ponds, open turfgrass with deciduous trees and rocky seashore. A forest, mostly coniferous, was planted along a berm to reduce street noise from Sixth Avenue….

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Mud Bay Dyke Walk

Mud Bay Dyke Walk

Submitted by Cathy Walker A Mud Bay / Boundary Bay excursion turned out to be a bit mixed.  On Sunday, April 26, a fellow hiker and I met at the Mud Bay parking lot at 9:30 am and the parking lot was about half full of cars. On Colebrook Road there had been a sign that the Mud Bay parking lot had limited parking so we were pleased we had no problem getting in. The walk along Mud Bay / Boundary…

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Walk Along Lynn Creek

Walk Along Lynn Creek

Harbourview and Lynmouth Park North Vancouver Text and Photos Submitted by Daryl Sturdy Last weekend (April 25-26) I went for a delightful, easy walk along the lower reaches of Lynn Creek to where it flows into the sea. The path is mostly wide enough to pass the 2 meter test, although at times you might have to stand off to one side or wait for people coming toward you to pass. Lynn Creek rushes over shallow bars which are subject to…

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