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August 2015

Thursday
Aug 27
6:00 PM

HIKE: Fraser River Sunset $5.00

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (525977) and signed waiver form is required. This evening of exercise and hiking will take in Colony Farm, Citadel Heights, and end with watching a sunset by the Fraser River. Most of the hike is on level ground, but there are a couple of short steep uphill sections. Time…

Saturday
Aug 29
7:30 AM

Visit to the Vancouver Avian Research Centre Banding Station - CANCELLED if raining - check with Lori

A tour of the Vancouver Avian Research Centre (VARC) banding station at Colony Farm Park is planned for 7:30 am in late August when fall migrants should be passing through. Families with kids aged 6+ are welcome. Cost is a $10 donation per person, payable at the station. We’ll observe the banding process, take photos and learn about how bird…

September 2015

Friday
Sep 4

Western Bird Banding Association’s 3-Day Meeting in and around Burnaby, BC

There will be LOTS going on at the conference including scientific programs, poster sessions, plenary speakers, workshops and a number of exciting field trips which will be led by some of BC’s very best birders and that doesn’t include the social functions which will include a west coast BBQ and karaoke!! Take advantage of early bird registration by May 31st!…

Tuesday
Sep 8
7:30 PM

MONTHLY MEETING: Guest Speaker on "Keeping the Peace - The Case Against Site C"

The Site C dam has a long and convoluted history, dating from its first proposal the mid-1970s to the start of ground clearing for construction this month, and the debate is still continuing. Port Moody biologist Adrienne Peacock has lived in the Peace Valley and has followed the controversial project closely since the 1980s. At the Tuesday September 8th meeting…

Saturday
Sep 12
7:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Mt. Gardner

Once again, we will combine seafaring and hiking, this time sailing for Bowen Island, where we will climb to its high point, Mt. Gardner. The climb to Gardner’s north summit (the south, though slightly higher, is treed) is moderately strenuous, and since we will have a return ferry to catch, we will need to maintain a reasonable pace. The payoff…

Saturday
Sep 19
11:00 AM

TREEFEST Festival at Riverview

This will be the 2nd annual Treefest — a community festival to celebrate the magnificent heritage tree collection on the Riverview Lands. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, September 19th, from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Riverview Hospital grounds located at 2601 Lougheed Highway in Coquitlam. This year’s event will be back in the old location…

Saturday
Sep 19
2:00 PM

Open House for the Development of the Ioco Lands

At this Open House (from 2-5pm) for the development of the Ioco Lands (essentially, the Mossom Creek watershed with 100 acres in Port Moody and 150 acres in Anmore), a summary will be provided on the public input to date. Following this presentation, there will be another co-design workshop with artist facilitators. At Old Orchard Hall, 646 Bentley Road, Port…

Sunday
Sep 20
2:00 PM

HIKE: Colony Farm & Lower Riverview Lands $8.00

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (536153) and signed waiver form is required. A member of the Burke Mountain Naturalists will guide a trip along the old field habitat of Colony Farm, the wetlands by the Coquitlam River, and some of the heritage trees of the Riverview Lands. Time will be taken to enjoy nature…

Sunday
Sep 20
4:00 PM

FraserFest at Colony Farm Park

FraserFest, a family event at Colony Farm Regional Park hosted by the Rivershed Society of BC. There will be a children’s play zone, salmon BBQ, First Nations drumming, educational booths, etc. See the Rivershed Society website for more info.
4-8 pm

Saturday
Sep 26
8:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Burke South Summit & Pika Peak

This moderate to difficult hike is a must for keen hikers in the Tri-City area. We will travel on old logging roads through splendid second-growth forest and then on trails where we will experience the old growth of Burke Mountain. We will hear some of the history while enjoying the many waterfalls along the way. Once most of our elevation…

Saturday
Sep 26
9:00 AM

Birding with Larry along Port Coquitlam's Northern Dykes

Join Larry Cowan and members of Nature Vancouver for a half day birding field trip to Port Coquitlam’s Pitt River Dyke north from the Fremont area to the parking area at DeBoville Slough. On last year’s September field trip for this route, 12 bird species were added to a growing list, bringing the total to 60. This route covers excellent…

Saturday
Sep 26
11:00 AM

Free Eco-Garden Workshops at Douglas College

Douglas College is hosting a series of interactive workshops in Coquitlam to help the community learn about the beneficial critters that lurk in urban gardens. The workshops, taking place this month and next, will explore a variety of topics, including the types of creatures found in gardens, the important role of pollinators such as bees and butterflies, how to create…

Sunday
Sep 27
10:00 AM

Port Coquitlam’s River and Trails Event

Celebrate our magnificent rivers at the Port Coquitlam Rivers & Trails Festival at Lions Park (on the banks of the Coquitlam River). BMN will be there with our displays and childrens’ puzzles along with other groups. There will be activities in in two locations: Lions Park from 10 am – 2 pm and Peace Park from 12 – 4 pm….

Sunday
Sep 27
3:00 PM

HIKE: Coquitlam River $5.00

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (536154) and signed waiver form is required. To celebrate World Rivers Day, a member of the Burke Mountain Naturalists will guide a trip along the Coquitlam River. Time will be taken to explain how nature and humans coexist in the watershed of this urban stream as we hike along….

October 2015

Saturday
Oct 3
9:00 AM

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Knotweed removal @ DeBoville Slough

Join the Friends of DeBoville Slough as we continue to work on controlling Japanese Knotweed at DeBoville Slough. We meet at the kiosk on the north side of the slough. Wear sturdy footwear and dress for the the weather as we go rain or shine. Don’t forget water and sunscreen. We supply tools but bring your favourite hand pruners or…

Saturday
Oct 3
1:00 PM

HIKE: Eagle Ridge Lower Slopes $8.00

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (536155) and signed waiver form is required. A member of the Burke Mountain Naturalists will guide a trip uphill of the homes on Westwood Plateau and into the forest of Eagle Ridge. The group will travel through the upper reaches of Noons Creek and stopping at some viewpoints overlooking…

Sunday
Oct 4
8:00 AM

BMN HIKE: St. Marks Summit

We will revisit Cypress Provincial Park on this outing and hike a portion of the famous Howe Sound Crest Trail, starting from the scenic Yew Lake wetlands area and going as far as St. Marks Summit. On the way we will stop at the newly recreated Bowen Island Lookout, where, hopefully, we will have a great view of Howe Sound…

Sunday
Oct 4
12:00 PM

Ioco Ghost Town Day

Celebrate a unique community—the heritage site that was once the Imperial Oil Company town on the north shore of Burrard Inlet. Enjoy a community fair atmosphere with kids games, entertainment and trolley tours.Plenty for families to see and participate in! And it’s FREE!!

Lawn Bowling Green, Ioco Townsite. From noon – 4 pm.

Sunday
Oct 4
1:00 PM

Last Tree Tour of the Season at Riverview

Join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society for the last tour in 2015 of the trees at Riverview. Walks are led by a volunteer arborist, and last about two hours, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Free. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or boots. Walks go rain or shine. Children to adults welcome. Dogs on leash are also…

Saturday
Oct 10
9:00 AM

Birding with Larry at Colony Farm Park

Colony Farm Regional Park will be the location of a half-day birding field trip with Larry Cowan and members of Nature Vancouver. There should be a good variety of late migrants and returning over-wintering species. Notables over the years on this outing were Anna’s Hummingbird, Northern Mockingbird & Short-eared Owl. Meet your leader Larry Cowan at the parking area at…

Saturday
Oct 10
10:00 AM

'Art from the Attic' Fundraiser for Stephen Lewis Fdn

The local Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation are hosting an art show and sale on Oct 10th from 10am to 3pm. All proceeds will go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support grandmothers raising children orphaned by AIDS in 15 African countries. They are looking for donations of two-dimensional art (framed and unframed wall art including paintings, photographs,…

Monday
Oct 19

Federal Election Day - Get out and VOTE

Please vote for the candidate of your choice.

Saturday
Oct 24
9:00 AM

HIKE: Mundy Park & the Riverview Forest $8.00

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (536156) and signed waiver form is required. A member of the Burke Mountain Naturalists will guide a trip through the forest, lake, & wetland areas of the well known Mundy Park and the not so well known forest and streams of the Riverview Forest. Time will be taken to…

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