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New Brighton Park Restoration – Nov 29, 2022 Update

New Brighton Park Restoration – Nov 29, 2022 Update

Submitted by Nigel Peck It’s always interesting to see how things turn out. The fall plant order was submitted to the Park Board back on May 8th. With assistance from Ian Clague and Krista from the Park Board, the order was refined over summer and, with several revisions the plant list, was finalized November 3rd. We were quite happy with a good selection of roses and shrubs but, more importantly, pollinator perennials that tend to stand 60+ centimeters that would…

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New Brighton Park Restoration – Nov 27, 2022 Update

New Brighton Park Restoration – Nov 27, 2022 Update

Submitted by Nigel Peck We had a great day at New Brighton Park. Perfect weather, a wonderful group of 13 volunteers, 5 of whom were helping for the first time. Newcomers Ross and Roz worked together up on the hillock, planting native roses digging out mega-holes for the two-gallon pot sized shrubs. On the eastern slope newcomers Jacqueline, Riis and Mark did a fabulous job planting Canadian and European Golden Rod, Douglas Aster and Large Leaved Lupines which, hopefully next spring…

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Hastings Park Sanctuary – 2022

Hastings Park Sanctuary – 2022

Report by Doug Cooper It’s been a while since my last report on the nature happenings at the sanctuary at Hasting Park. I was away for much of the spring and summer this year, so part of my report is from information posted by other users of the sanctuary green space.   An exciting find for me in early April was a Townsend’s Solitaire, I believe the first recorded sighting in the sanctuary. I had only my mobile phone with me and my…

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Fraser River Documentaries

Fraser River Documentaries

Nature Vancouver is one of many non-for-profit groups focused on environmental conservation and sustainable living that are working collaboratively with the production team to screen the documentary The Soul of the Fraser ( released in summer 2022) and the Heart of the Fraser (released in 2019). Through these screening events, we are hoping to reach out to our naturalist members and beyond, bring awareness and urgency to the critical conditions the Fraser River is in, and spur much needed actions…

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Shorebirds, Mudflats and Biofilm

Shorebirds, Mudflats and Biofilm

A new conservation priority for migratory shorebirds Learn how scientific research has identified why millions of shorebirds are licking the mud along our shared shoreline. Unfortunately shipping infrastructure such as the proposed Robert Bank Terminal 2 project planned in the #GreaterVancouver area is putting the world’s population of Western Sandpiper at risk. To speak up for protection of the birds and the #FraserEstuary click here. https://conserve.birdscanada.org/page/92991/action/1 For more information check out: https://www.birdscanada.org/conserve-birds/fraser-river-estuary

The Soul of the Fraser

The Soul of the Fraser

Nature Vancouver is one of many non-for-profit groups focused on environmental conservation and sustainable living that are working collaboratively with the production team to screen the documentary The Soul of the Fraser ( released in summer 2022) and the Heart of the Fraser (released in 2019). Through these screening events, we are hoping to reach out to our naturalist members and beyond, bring awareness and urgency to the critical conditions the Fraser River is in, and spur much needed actions…

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Cascade Bird Box Team – 2022 Report

Cascade Bird Box Team – 2022 Report

Submitted by Peter Ward Cascade Bird Box Team is composed of members of both Delta Nats, and of Nature Vancouver. The team built 10 Tree Swallow boxes for New Brighton Park (funded by Nature Vancouver), plus a handful of boxes to add to the number at Fraserview Golf Course. We supplied and installed several Barn Owl boxes earlier this year. More Barn Owl boxes were built in September and have not yet been installed. Jim Kneesch developed a brilliant new…

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False Creek Bioblitz

False Creek Bioblitz

Report & Photos by John Martin Hakai Institute and the Friends of False Creek held a citizen science bioblitz of the False Creek area from from Sep 2 to Sep 5. Nature Vancouver participated in this citizen science project as a supporting partner. Work had begun by many marine biologists from the Hakai Institute during the year but this event brought in the general community. While scientists collected and processed data in the waters of false creek, citizens were asked…

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Roberts Bank Terminal 2 – Update

Roberts Bank Terminal 2 – Update

Submitted by Adele Liu Roger Emsley, Executive Director of Against Port Expansion Community Group, has sent out the following message to the group: An article written by Colin Laughlan, largely critical of Robin Silvester and the manner in which the Port of Vancouver is pushing for approval of the RBT2 project, has just been published in the Maritime Magazine. You can read the article from this LINK. Conservation groups from Canada and elsewhere, scientists expert in wetland ecology, citizen scientists, the…

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Bird Friendly Coffee

Bird Friendly Coffee

Submitted by Colin Clasen For information about the definition, and the importance of buying Bird Friendly Coffee, please see the web pages of Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center from the following links: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/migratory-birds/about-bird-friendly-coffee https://global.si.edu/success-stories/smithsonian-migratory-bird-center-bird-friendly-coffee Also please see an article by Birds Canada about switching to Bird Friendly Coffee: https://www.birdscanada.org/making-the-switch-to-bird-friendly-coffee/ Bird Friendly Coffee Sellers in Metro Vancouver Other Official Certifications: FT (Fair Trade), O (Organic)   COMPANY (in alphabetical order) BIRD-FRIENDLYCOFFEEBRANDS 1. Buy Low Foods#200 – 370 East Broadway, Vancouver Balzac’s ATWOOD Blend 2. Café by TAO210 – 150 Esplanade West, North Vancouver Paradise Mountain 3. Chapters-Indigo2505 Granville St., Vancouver Balzac’s ATWOOD Blend 4. City Avenue Market2279 Commercial Dr., Vancouver Balzac’s ATWOOD BlendParadise Mountain 5. City Avenue Market#130 – 910 Quayside Drive, New Westminster Balzac’s ATWOOD BlendParadise Mountain 6….

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