By Nigel Peck
Nature Vancouver (Vancouver Natural History Society) has always been involved in projects to protect and enhance natural areas in Vancouver and surrounding municipalities. Specific endeavours arising from our members’ efforts include the protection of Jericho Park, Pacific Spirit Regional Park including Camosun Bog and its restoration, protection of the UBC Farm, support for the establishment of the Stanley Park Nature House, the Sanctuary at Hastings Park, Burns Bog Ecological Conservancy Area, Everett Crowley Park, Surrey Bend, Wildlife Management Areas at Boundary Bay and Roberts Bank, Cypress Provincial Park, and Maplewood Flats.
Apart from the satisfaction of success of each of these projects, they also provided a great opportunity for members to work together for a worthwhile cause.
However, we have not been as active in the last few years. With the reevaluation of our current world, perhaps this could be the time to reconsider how we can contribute to new environmental and conservation projects in the Vancouver area. One possibility might take the form of a single project or perhaps the establishment of pollinator corridors or small sized natural habitat areas in micro parks around the city or surrounding areas which Nature Vancouver members would create and then maintain.
If you have any ideas for specific local conservation projects or energy to work with other like minded individuals, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.