Community Outreach

The FVC has a goal of promoting, facilitating and engaging in land stewardship activities. Currently we offer the following:

Hosting Workshops and Training Opportunities

We offer regular workshops in the three main communities of the Fraser Valley (Mission, Abbotsford, and Chilliwack) through our Nature Stewardship School. These courses cover a range of topics from an introduction to local wildlife, to specific recommendations on how to create habitat.  Read more about our Nature Stewardship School offerings here.

Due to COVID-19 we have put our in-person workshops on hold but we are working on a way to deliver the program remotely. If you we would like to receive an email when our next workshop is going to be hosted online sign-up here.

Participating in Community Events

FVC staff, members and volunteers regularly attend and participate in community events that promote local conservation issues. Such events are a great way to learn and meet other conservation-minded individuals and organizations. Events that we regularly attend include:

  • The Chilliwack-Vedder River Clean-up Days – we participate in this program to promote environmentally friendly behaviours and to help keep this valuable river system clean for the fish, birds and other wildlife who rely on this habitat.
  • Community Restoration events – we frequently organize large volunteer events to complete manual work on our conservation properties, such as planting trees, removing invasive plants, installing fences, and more. We provide on-site training, equipment and refreshments at these events and everyone has lots of fun working together to help restore the natural environment.

Notices of community events that we attend can be found on both our Facebook page. If you sign up as a volunteer or a member you will receive automatic email notifications about upcoming events.

Presentations

Fraser Valley Conservancy staff work on many projects, including the Ryder Lake Amphibian Protection Project, Precious Frog, Gordon’s Brook Restoration, Land Protection, and Owl Nest Box Monitoring. We love to share what we have learned, and often give presentations to community groups.

Stewardship and Education Resources

We create up-to-date and easy-to-use resources to help you be an active and engaged steward of our valley. This includes several different species ID guides, as well as a native plant gardening guide specific to the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley.

Click HERE to take a look at our list of useful resources!

 

 


We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

Support from a Community Gaming Grant helps us provide conservation ideas and activities to the communities of the Fraser Valley!