Barn owls are making the most of the Terra Nova Lands. See how nest boxes help to encourage breeding, while a banding program gives researchers a valuable tool to track and monitor the health of the owls, as the birds benefit from land use decisions. Barn Owls in Richmond are thriving in the open spaces of Terra Nova Rural Park. The park’s long grasses create habitat for small mammals… and that means lunch for owls. Continue reading
Join one of 10 work parties taking place across Metro Vancouver on Saturday, Oct 25 at the 1st Annual Regional Parks EcoBlitz! Join the Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Ecological Restoration Team on Meetup to find a workparty near you or visit the Metro Vancouver events calendar for a listing of EcoBlitz events.
It’s an autumn tradition in Maple Ridge. Spawning salmon are returning to Kanaka Creek Regional Park and so is this popular family event!
This year the Get Out! youth program has welcomed back a graduate of the program as a volunteer youth leader. Michelle is a great example of someone who turned her own life around with the help of the opportunities available for youth in the region.
They are a bit slimy and unattractive, but that doesn’t mean one can’t appreciate a slug. These gastropods are native to our region and can grow up to 10″ long. And when it comes to keeping our parks clean, they’ll take on one of the dirtiest jobs.
Enjoy guided tours of heritage apple trees, taste different varieties of apples and talk with apple experts. You can enjoy local musicians and get a glimpse into the past at this free event – 11am to 2pm on Saturday, Oct. 4. Meet at the Heritage area on Allard Cresecent north of 96th Ave. For more information, visit metrovancouveronline.org
On July 16, 2014, Metro Vancouver co-hosted a Community-to-Community forum with Katzie First Nation and local municipalities to “meet and greet” one another to strengthen relationships and increase understanding.
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.