Burns Bog is the largest undeveloped urban land mass in North America and home to a wide array of plants and animals. See what’s being done to protect this vital 300 hectare ecological conservancy area and meet some of the people who make it happen.
This 55 hectare peat bog in Richmond known as the Garden City lands sat vacant for years. Now a new vision for the area will provide green space for residents and offer a welcome transition from the urban core and a link to Richmond’s rural past.
Participants celebrating World Oceans Day at Blackie Spit in Surrey discovered local sea life and foreshore habitat, and enjoyed a host of fun activities for all ages. See how the event inspired stewardship and showcases the value of our local waters.
Local government and business pitch in to clean up a vital Pitt Meadows waterway. Collecting garbage along the Katzie Slough, the team finds 300 pounds of waste, and offers manufacturers a valuable insight into their waste’s final resting place.
It’s a creative challenge. Take 12 design students, add representatives from ten municipalities and you have the ingredients for the first rethink of recycling bins in Metro Vancouver.
Mimicking nature is the big idea behind rainwater collection on Burke Mountain. To protect the health of streams, the design works to put water where it needs to go. See how a flexible design slows down the water to prevent stream damage.
Improved walking and cycling paths in Port Coquitlam brings benefits to the community, including improved health and opportunities to support local business. Learn how the municipality is rolling out a host of new and upgraded facilities in the city.
Burnaby celebrated Canadian Environment Week with a festival focused on sustainability topics. From wildlife protection to waste management, see how this week-long event helped residents learn how they can help protect the local environment.
The Burke Mountain area is expected to accommodate a quarter of Coquitlam’s growth in the coming decade. See how the city is working to create a plan that makes it easier for residents to live, work, and play – without having to rely on automobiles.
See how planning for compact neighbourhoods in Coquitlam’s Burke Mountain area brings opportunities to support the local economy. Discover the multi-generational appeal of Port Moody’s Fingerling Festival. Learn why sidewalks can play a role in better health in Port Coquitlam and find out why the City of Burnaby’s Environment Festival delivers an educational message about the impact of human activity in our natural spaces.