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
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!
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
On October 20th 2011, Fraser Valley Conservancy (FVC) hosted its first annual Fraser Valley Conservation Connection in Abbotsford and Chilliwack. Along with allowing its attendees to make connections with like minded individuals, they enjoyed hearing the different perspectives on conservation from the Fraser Valley and beyond. Two great guest speakers, Jerry DeBacker (Whatcom Land Trust) and Todd Carnahan (Habitat Acquisition Trust), let us know what’s happening in Whatcom County and Victoria respectively. Continue reading
The Fraser Valley Conservancy would like to thank the former BC Fallow Deer Association for their generous donation towards FVC programs and projects. In recent years the Deer Farming industry in BC has fallen into decline and so has BCFDA membership, as a result the Association now no longer exists and the remaining members decided to donate their remaining funds to a worthy cause and they chose FVC! Without donors like the BCFDA, FVC would not be able to protect sensitive lands and the species that inhabit them. Continue reading
Steve Clegg: Out and About
Our Environmental Stewardship Coordinator, Steve Clegg, recently went on vacation. Not to Mexico, nor to Vegas, instead Steve traveled to the center of the Canadian Prairies to trudge through “gumbo”, wade through swamps, and climb sketchy dead trees, all while living out of the back of a car for a week. Why, you may ask? To band Great Horned Owls of course.
Bird banding is an important tool used in the scientific study and monitoring of wild birds. A uniquely numbered metal band placed around the leg of an owl allows is to be tracked throughout its life time. This also helps to monitor owl populations, determine common causes of death, and assess the effects of environmental contaminants. Continue reading
The Fraser Valley Conservancy sponsors a portion of the Chilliwack River through the Adopt-A-River Program and schedules a clean up 3 times a year! Continue reading
Fraser Valley’s 2011 Bike to Work Week is May 30-June 5.
This is a week to celebrate cycling to work for fun, fitness, community, and environment . It is an awareness campaign to experience the benefits of cycling to work. Continue reading