Ever wonder what that mysterious critter visiting your yard might have been? Do you share your property with an unusual looking frog, owl or shrew? Are you interested in making your backyard an appealing refuge for local wildlife and using native plants to minimize maintenance? If you happen to live adjacent to a forest, wetland or creek, there is now a unique chance for you to learn how to become a nature steward. Continue reading
We are looking for eager volunteers to help us out with our last planting event of the year! Saturday November 23 from 10 am to 2 pm we will be doing some additional planting at our Windebank creek site in Mission. We are looking for some fresh new volunteers to help out our tireless supporters to get this last bit of work done. Wear good footwear and make sure you bring rain gear and gloves. Lunch and tools will be provided. Continue reading
BC Hydro’s Power Smart Cube was at the West Coast Women’s Show at Tradex at the end of October. Every person that participated in making positive power smart decisions resulted in a donation from BC Hydro. We were very excited to receive a cheque for 5,000 dollars this week, which will go long way in helping with some of our wetland restoration projects coming up in the summer!
The Fraser Valley Conservancy recently celebrated Blue Water Day at the Sumas branch of the Royal Bank of Canada, where they received $40,000 to work on water-related projects. Continue reading
5 DAYS!! We’re excited to have the community in for this free, family-inclusive, fun event!!
On Saturday, March 16, from 10am-1pm, HOME Society, Edenvale, and dragonlily gardens host Abbotsford’s 2nd Annual Spring Seed Swap!
Every year thousands of dime sized juvenile Western Toads migrate across busy rural roads to reach the forested uplands, many of them don’t survive the journey. Continue reading
FVC Youth Stewards update: Rick Hansen Science 10 Honours Students and Scouts Service Project
June was a busy month for the Fraser Valley Conservancy’s Youth Stewards Program, as we wrapped up yet another school year and celebrated the start of summer. But, our work wasn’t over yet- due to generous funding from the Wal-Mart Evergreen Green Grants Program, we were able to deliver two projects that helped us fulfill our goal of increasing youth participation in environmental stewardship activities. Continue reading
This year FVC celebrated “Save the Frogs Day” by holding a “Save the Toads Week” at Ecole Clearbrook Elementary School in Abbotsford. The week focused on creating awareness about amphibian conservation, as well as raising much-needed funding for the Fraser Valley Conservancy’s Ryder Lake Amphibian Protection Project (RLAPP). Continue reading
THE FRASER VALLEY CONSERVANCY RECEIVES REBUILDING NATURE GRANT FROM THE HOME DEPOT CANADA FOUNDATION & EVERGREEN
– Grant to support local Wildlife Corridor Restoration project –
Chilliwack, BC (May 15, 2012) – The Fraser Valley Conservancy received $3000 last year from the Rebuilding Nature Grant Program to help create and restore a significant wildlife corridor in the Chilliwack river valley. Supported by The Home Depot Canada Foundation and led by Evergreen, the Rebuilding Nature Grant Program is a national program designed to support urban environmental stewardship projects that provide community members with opportunities to restore and care for urban landscapes. Continue reading
One of Fraser Valley Conservancy’s (FVC) mandates is to promote the acquisition and preservation of areas with ecological and historic values in the Fraser Valley. A newly acquired land-in-trust offered a perfect opportunity to celebrate Earth Day while partnering with other environmental organizations to highlight the need for protecting and enhancing natural areas. Continue reading