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Cats & Birds: Making Communities Safer for Pets, Wildlife & People

Cats & Birds: Making Communities Safer for Pets, Wildlife & People

Submitted by Bryna Turk Cats and Birds is a project of the non-profit Stewardship Centre for BC that helps make British Columbia a safer place for cats, birds, other wildlife, and people. After habitat loss, outdoor roaming cats are the #1 source of human-related wild bird mortality, killing as many as 350 million wild birds every year in Canada alone. Of these, about one-sixth, or over 58 million bird deaths per year are by owned pet cats who are allowed…

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Roberts Bank Terminal 2 – Petition To Sign

Roberts Bank Terminal 2 – Petition To Sign

Submitted by Adele Liu, NV Treasurer I have been working with James Casey at Birds Canada and Nature Canada after participating in the ‘Nature on the Hill’ week (Nature Canada led environment lobbying) to draft a paper petition for MP Don Davies to present to the House of Commons and deliver to the government. Now MP Davies has reviewed and approved the document and it’s good to go. You can download the PDF file from the link below: Following MP Davies’ advice,…

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Encouraging Tree Swallows & Chickadees

Encouraging Tree Swallows & Chickadees

Submitted by Peter Ward It started in 2008, when I made an extension to my home workshop. Somehow building bird boxes brought together a trait that I inherited from my maternal grandfather, and a passion for bird watching. With a couple of friends, John Toochin and Ken Hall, I started building boxes, using some ideas for size from an old publication by BC Provincial Museum, 1979. We targeted local birds known to nest in man-made boxes. It turned out that…

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New Brighton Park Restoration Project Summation

New Brighton Park Restoration Project Summation

This year Nature Vancouver (NV) became involved in an exciting new conservation project at New Brighton Park in Vancouver’s northeast corner, just near the Iron Workers’ Second Narrows Bridge. In the area just to the west of the off-leash dog area, landfill dug from the Shoreline Habitat Restoration Project was deposited in 2016 and 2017 to create a hillock. Sadly, planted native coastal shrubs did not survive the initial years, leaving the area to be populated by invasive Scotch Broom,…

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New Brighton Park Restoration – May 14 Update

New Brighton Park Restoration – May 14 Update

Submitted by Nigel Peck The Saturday May 14th, New Brighton weed pull was led by Alix Noble and Greg leach. It was a resounding success with fourteen people helping to pull piles of bull thistle from the ‘restoration hillock’. The group began by inspecting the different areas and deciding to focus on thistles and leave the blackberry for the next work party on May 28th.   In coordinator Greg Leach’s words: There was a bit of light rain for 10 minutes,…

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Western Painted Turtles – Nesting Sites

Western Painted Turtles – Nesting Sites

Submitted by Caroline Penn  An early morning drop off at the Fulford ferry and return trip past Stowel Lake with the sun breaking through a cover of mist caused me to stop and explore the lakeshore, hoping for a few shots of the lake.  This little corner of the lake draws many swimmers on hot summer days but today with spring temperatures still cool enough for a morning frost I found a different attraction. On the short path to the lake…

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New Brighton Park Restoration – March 30th, 2022 Update

New Brighton Park Restoration – March 30th, 2022 Update

Report & Photos submitted by Nigel Peck It has now bee just over two months since we began the restoration initiative at New Brighton Park in Vancouver’s northeast corner of the city, just next to the Ironworkers’ Second Narrows Bridge. We began with the removal of invasive Scotch Broom and Himalayan Blackberry from the hillock just to the west of the free-run dog park at New Brighton Park.  It has been a great success with the removal of not only…

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Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Update

Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Update

April 4, 2022 – Update President, Nigel Peck sent an email message to the Prime Minister and other ministers. Read the text of the message from THIS LINK. February 27, 2022 – Update – Submitted by Bev Ramey As a result of public demand, the deadline to submit comments to the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC) has been extended to March 15, 2022. Excellent responses from scientists on impacts from RBT2 have recently been submitted to the IAAC. If you…

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New Brighton Park Restoration – Update

New Brighton Park Restoration – Update

February 15th, 2022 Report and Photos Submitted by Nigel Peck Last week saw the third and fourth invasive species removal work parties at New Brighton Park on Wednesday and Saturday.  With these efforts, twenty three people have now volunteered in the endeavour, with about a third of them participating multiple times for a total of thirty five ‘work party days’. At this point we have cleared about 65% of the Scotch Broom on the hillock to the west of the off-leash…

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Khanahmoot – History of New Brighton Park

Khanahmoot – History of New Brighton Park

Submitted by Caroline Penn  Imagine a shoreline teaming with crabs and shellfish beds, its banks graced with cedar, hemlock, and small creeks, tucked in close to our modern-day 2nd Narrows Bridge. For the Squamish, Musqueam and Tseil’waututh people this was “Khanahmoot”. According to Squamish origin stories a Man and Woman appeared from out of the creek waters at Khanahmoot and their descendants lived there for thousands of years until the arrival of European settlers.  Today we call this site New…

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