Bradner – Mt. Lehman Project Update 2020

The Bradner – Mt. Lehman Neighbourhood (BMLN) research project is now in its second phase.  This project is based on working with the community on issues that are important to them regarding the environment in the BMLN. The results from our first year have given us direction to influence positive changes in the many systems involved in these issues. We’re grateful to the BMLN residents for their participation in the first phase, and to the City of Abbotsford for their support.

Project Timeline

Phase 1 (2019) – Community consultation on systems of environmental protection in the BMLN (see report here)

Phase 2 (2020) – Based on community consultation results – hold an interagency workshop on tree and stream protection (in progress)

Phase 3 (projected 2021/22) – Bring interagency workshop results back to the community, discuss future steps, continue to facilitate agency participation in influencing systemic changes

We are thrilled to continue receiving funding from the Vancouver Foundation for this important work. If you have questions about this project and would like to learn more, please contact aleesha@fraservalleyno.wpengine.com

 

 

Calling all Bradner & Mt. Lehman residents – Free Event!

Hey Bradner – Mt. Lehman, did you hear about this free event?

The online survey we ran this summer told us you are interested in learning about ways you can help protect the environment in your neighbourhood!

We would like to invite you to join us for an evening of learning on Thursday, September 12th. Come grab a hot dog, meet Fraser Valley Conservancy staff, learn about native plant gardening and invasive species removal, and hear the results of the online survey. See the flyer below for more details. Email aleesha@fraservalleyno.wpengine.com for more information or if you are interested in volunteering.

Take the Online Survey!

Calling all residents and friends of the Bradner – Mt. Lehman neighbourhood in Abbotsford (what is this?)

It’s time to share your thoughts and opinions on the environment in this neighbourhood. Please complete this online survey (approximately 10 minutes).
** You could win one of two $50 Gift Certificates to a local business of your choosing! Don’t forget to enter your email address at the end of the survey for your chance to win. **

Take the Survey

Interested in learning more? Would you like to participate in an interview? Want to help build the future of this project? Contact aleesha@fraservalleyno.wpengine.com

Introducing the Bradner – Mt. Lehman Research Project

What is the project?

The Bradner – Mt. Lehman Neighbourhood (BMLN) Research Project is a new initiative started in the summer of 2019. The Fraser Valley Conservancy has been funded by the Vancouver Foundation “Systems Change” grant to investigate the systems impacting environmental protection in the BMLN. These include political, economic, sociological, and ecological systems. In order to understand how the BMLN community views the environment, and what they would like to see in the future, we are starting with collecting information using surveys and interviews from the public.

What makes a Vancouver Foundation Systems Change grant different from one of our typical outreach projects is the underlying goal of community-based and community-driven goals, working with the people based on their interests and goals in order to achieve environmental protection in this unique and sensitive area.

This project is supported by the City of Abbotsford.

Where is the Bradner – Mt. Lehman neighbourhood?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How can I participate?

Stay tuned!

Collaborate!

  • Are you part of a local community group? A non-profit? A concerned citizen? An environmentally-conscious local business?
  • Your input is needed to help direct the future of this project! Email aleesha@fraservalleyno.wpengine.com

Speak up!

  • Get involved in community meetings and groups
  • Sign up for Let’s Talk Abbotsford to share your opinions on projects and planning in Abbotsford