Come to our first official Habitat Healers Ambassador Team session in Mission.
Fraser Valley Conservancy’s Habitat Enhancement Coordinator, Jon Blais, will give a tour of Lane Creek, which is a publically accessible trail situated behind the Mission library.
This interactive workshop will teach you all about the plants and animals that call Lane Creek home, both invasive species we are trying to manage, and native species we are trying to encourage the growth of.
We will teach you basic techniques of citizen science, including species identification and data collection using the iNaturalist app.
At the end of this workshop, you’ll be able to walk around your neighbourhood and tell your friends and family the names of all the different plants and animals you notice!
Gear needed: Please wear closed-toed shoes, long pants and a long-sleeve shirt, as we may be walking through a site with prickly plants like the Himalayan Blackberry. Bring your phone so you can take photos and participate in the citizen science part of the workshop.
10:00 a.m.: Meet near the back of the library’s parking lot
10:10 – 11:00 a.m.: Jon will give a tour of the site, introducing you to the different species of plants we see along the way.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Jon will give a brief workshop on how to use iNaturalist and will send you on an iNaturalist scavenger hunt to practise your new citizen science skills.
12:00 – 12:15 p.m.: We’ll have snacks and drinks out to eat and do a prize draw for a $20 gift card to The Penny Coffeehouse
12:15 – 1:00 p.m.: Optional garbage cleanup along Lane Creek for those interested
More information will be sent to participants after registration! We look forward to seeing you there and kicking off Mission’s very own Habitat Healers Ambassador Team!
If you are unable to attend this event but are still interested in getting involved with our Habitat Healers Ambassador Team, or if you have any further questions about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact the Step to It Program Coordinator Andrea Sadowski