From owl habitat to electric cars, local municipalities are improving sustainability in our region. In this episode, the owls of Terra Nova, rain gauges helping construction sites in Coquitlam, Surrey showcases e-vehicles, and taking care of Burns Bog
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.
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.