The SCCP is pleased to announce our Conservation Connections Series with events covering a wide range of conservation and species at risk related topics! Starting in March 2017, these free events will happen across the South Coast over the next few years. All will be welcome! See below for details on events in Squamish, Mission and Vancouver. For more information and to save your spot, go to our EVENTS page.
Cool Critters of the Fraser Valley: Spotlight on Snails
Snails are an important part of the Fraser Valley’s biodiversity. Several native snails can be found here, but should not be confused with the invasive grovesnails that frequent our gardens. Join Trinity Western University’s Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies, Karen Steensma, for a fascinating evening talk about our local land snails, with a focus on the endangered Oregon Forestsnail.
Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time: Doors open at 7pm, Presentation starts at 7:30pm
Location: Fraser Valley Conservancy office, 33171 2nd Ave, Mission (Training Room)
South Coast Species at Risk: Spotlight on Bats
From forests and streams to fields and wetlands, BC’s South Coast, including Squamish, is home to an amazing diversity of plants and animals. Over 260 of these species are considered at risk, including several kinds of bats. Join Tamsin Baker, Stewardship Coordinator of the South Coast Conservation Program, and Felix Martinez, bat specialist and chair of the South Coast Bat Conservation Society, for an interesting evening learning about local species at risk, with a focus on bats and how you can help.
Date: Thursday, March 9
Time: Event starts at 6:30pm
Location: Squamish Library, 37907 2nd Ave, Squamish
South Coast Species at Risk: Focus on Jericho Beach Park
BC’s South Coast, including Vancouver, is home to an amazing diversity of plants and animals with over 260 of these species considered to be at risk. Join Tamsin Baker, Stewardship Coordinator of the South Coast Conservation Program, and Phil Henderson, Species at Risk Biologist, for an informative nature event to learn about some South Coast species at risk, with a focus on Vancouver and Jericho Beach Park. The event will start with a presentation at the community centre, followed by a walking tour of the park.
Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time: Doors open at 9:30am, event starts at 10:00am
Location: West Point Grey Community Centre, Aberthau Mansion, Oak Room – 4397 West 2nd Ave., Vancouver (West 2nd and NW Marine Drive)