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Virtual Wetlandkeepers (October)

Virtual Wetlandkeepers Workshop

When:  October 7-8, 2020 
(Wednesday & Thursday 9 am- 3 pm)

WhereHosted Virtually through Zoom
Cost NO CHARGE! ($100+ value)

The BC Wildlife Federation's Wetlands Education Program presents Wetlandkeepers, a free public workshop, hosted through Zoom. Wetlands can filter water, mitigate flooding, and provide critical habitat to hundreds of species. Unfortunately, wetlands are disappearing at an alarming rate and need our protection. 

BCWF's Virtual Wetlandkeepers Course is a 2-Day workshop that educates participants about wetland conservation.  The workshop will cover the following topics, and more:


  • wetland loss and values 
  • wetland classification
  • Coastal Wetland Features - Michele Jones (Founder- Mimulus Biological Consultants)
  • The Role of Canadian Wildlife Service and Environment and Climate Change Canada in wetland conservation - Blair Hammond (Director, Canadian Wildlife Service - Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Estuary Restoration Projects and Fish and Wildlife Benefits - Sarah Nathan (Conservation Specialist, Ducks Unlimited Canada)
  • Spartina Management and Blue Carbon -Matt Christensen (Conservation Specialist, Ducks Unlimited Canada)
  • Estuary Marsh Recession in the Fraser Estuary - Eric Balke (Coordinator - South Coast Conservation Land Management Program (SCCLMP) - Ducks Unlimited Canada) 
  • Juvenile Salmon Use of Lower Fraser and Estuary Marsh - Dave Scott (PhD Candidate, Pacific Salmon Ecology and Conservation Laboratory- University of British Columbia)

Using Zoom and other online applications, the Wetlands Education Team will guide you through a workshop that is fun and engaging. Participants have the opportunity to explore wetlands from the safety of their own homes in 360 virtual tours, and learn about wetlands through games, interactive activities, and expert guest speakers. 

Upon completion of the workshop, participants receive a Wetlandkeepers Certificate and are provided follow up support from the Conservation Stewardship Manager.

You will need access to a desktop or laptop computer to participate, and a stable internet connection is strongly advised.

For more information, you may contact:
Alyssa Purse, Wetlands Education Program Coordinator
604-882-9988 ext 239


This workshop was undertaken with the financial support of: / Ce projet a été réalisé avec l'appui financier de: 

Date & Time: Oct 07, 2020 09:00 AM to
Oct 08, 2020 03:00 PM
[America/Vancouver UTC -8]


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