Meet Your Neighbours

We are creating a new volunteer team that will bring nature loving Ryder Lake residents together. Come meet your like-minded neighbours!

Learn About Nature in Your Backyard

Come learn with us! This team will learn about the importance of different habitats for frogs and toads, and how to identify and monitor these critters.

Share Your Knowledge

We want to hear from the people of Ryder Lake about nature and wildlife! Share your Ryder Lake stories and knowledge with the team.

Make a Difference in Your Community

Learn how to monitor frogs and toads by looking for egg masses in local ponds, or going for a rainy night walk to look for frogs and toads crossing the road.

Ryder Lake and the Fraser Valley Conservancy

We have been working with wildlife, particularly frogs and toads, in the Ryder Lake neighbourhood for over a decade. Continuous community support for amphibian projects has led to years of habitat protection and monitoring within Ryder Lake.

Our new goal is to get Ryder Lake community members more involved in our work in this neighbourhood! You can be part of a community-driven project that will help save the endangered species that have had the privilege of calling Ryder Lake their home for a long time.

 

What Does the Community Volunteer Team Do?

This group has something for every nature lover!

Protect Amphibians

Learn about threats that the frogs and toads of Ryder Lake are facing, and help the Fraser Valley Conservancy address these threats. Learn how to monitor and identify frogs and toads from the experts!

Find Important Areas for Amphibians

Data collected could help identify important wildlife areas, including where frogs and toads spend the winter and areas they travel through between their winter and spring/summer habitats.

Monitor Breeding Wetlands

Learn how to find and identify frogs and toads, and their egg masses, while exploring ponds with the Fraser Valley Conservancy. Take what you learn into your own backyard and share any cool sightings with the group!

Identify Management Opportunities

Data collected by this group will contribute to larger datasets that could be used to identify threats and areas that would benefit from more attention. Help install temporary directional fencing when toads are crossing the road, install temporary detour signage or share sightings of invasive species.

Learn About Invasive Species

Learn how to identify invasive species of plants and animals found in Ryder Lake. Help track invaders by sharing observations and identifying areas that could use some intervention. There may also be opportunities to learn how to manage invasive species.

Share Knowledge and Data

Share Ryder Lake nature and wildlife stories with the group so we can all learn what's important to this community when it comes to nature. Data will be shared with community members and decision makers, leading to positive changes in how this community deals with the environment.

Citizen Science

This volunteer group is made up of Ryder Lake residents, which we support, that are interested in investigating nature and helping to protect wildlife. We are interested in learning more about wildlife and nature in this community alongside its residents.

Join us to learn more about the abundant variety of wildlife that makes Ryder Lake such a beautiful place and work with us to ensure that the species we all admire can thrive in this community!

Are you are interested in protecting wildlife and exploring nature? This program gives you the opportunity to: help install temporary fencing, go on a rainy night walks looking for frogs and salamanders, and share wildlife stories with the group.

All of these investigations will help us continue to support the environment in this area for generations to come.

What kind of commitment is required?

Click the link below to learn what we will be up to in 2023!

Coming out to events like building a fence is not the only way people can contribute. People can also help with uploading team social media posts, organizing and running events, fixing damaged signs or fencing, or keeping the team updated on the movement of amphibians during key movement windows. We hope that people bring their skills and interests forward to help shape this team!