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September 2016

Wednesday
Sep 28
6:45 PM

Town Hall #2 hosted by Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion (BROKE)

The deadline for submitting comments to the 3-member Ministerial Panel appointed last May by the federal government to gather input from communities and First Nations along the route of the Kinder Morgan pipeline is September 30. With this deadline fast approaching, Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion (BROKE) is hosting two Townhalls on Sept. 21 and Sept. 28, for residents…

October 2016

Saturday
Oct 1
9:00 AM

Friends of DeBoville Slough Invasive Plant Control Work Party

The Friends of DeBoville Slough will be conducting an Invasive Plant Control Work Party, Saturday, October 1st from 9am to Noon. Come out for a morning of camaraderie and exercise while helping the environment. With the assistance of the City of Coquitlam we will be working on controlling Japanese Knotweed. We meet at the kiosk on the north side of…

Saturday
Oct 1
9:45 AM

Volunteer with the Lower Mainland 'Green Team' @ PoMo's Shoreline Trail

Want to help restore habitat along Shoreline Trail? Come out on Saturday October 1 from 9.45am-1pm to free the forest from invasive plants such as English Ivy, English Holly, periwinkle and lamium. This event is being organized by the Lower Mainland Green Team. For meeting spot location and to sign up, click here Benefits of participating: • Make a tangible…

Saturday
Oct 1
1:30 PM

HIKE: Jug Island and Whiskey Cove Loop $6

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (573481) and signed waiver form is required. This hike will be in Belcarra Regional Park. We will hike on the standard trail to Jug Island Beach taking in views of Bedwell Bay and Eagle Ridge. Then we will return via Whiskey Cove while admiring the views of Indian Arm…

Sunday
Oct 2
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 entertainment, trolley tours and kids activities. Plenty for families to see and participate in! And it’s FREE!!

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

Sunday
Oct 2
1:00 PM

Last Tour of Riverview Trees for the Season

Join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society for the last tour in 2016 of the trees at Riverview. This is a wonderful time as the trees start to display their brilliant fall colours. 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…

Saturday
Oct 8
9:00 AM

Birding with Larry at Colony Farm Regional Park

Colony Farm Regional Park will be the location of this half-day birding field trip with Larry Cowan and members of Nature Vancouver (and BMN). There should be a good variety of late migrants and returning over-wintering species. Notables over the years on this outing were Northern Mockingbird & Short-eared Owl. Meet your leader Larry Cowan lawrencecowan at shaw dot ca…

Tuesday
Oct 11
7:30 PM

MONTHLY MEETING: Guest Speaker Prof. Ron Ydenberg on ‘Deltaport, Shorebirds & Biofilm’

Our guest speaker is SFU professor Ron Ydenberg on ‘Deltaport, Shorebirds & Biofilm’. Biofilm is the recently-discovered “scum” which forms on the surface of some mudflats. It turns out to be a very nutritious mixture of algae and other components which fuels the migration of shorebirds. It only forms in some places so it’s important to not destroy these areas…

Saturday
Oct 15
9:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Coquitlam Lake View Trail

In recent years club members have realigned a portion of the Lake View Trail and also built new trail to a slightly higher and much more favourable viewpoint. On this moderate hike we will have an opportunity to see what they’ve done and, if the weather allows, enjoy the new lookout’s stunning views of Coquitlam Lake and Eagle Ridge. Roundtrip…

Saturday
Oct 15
9:45 AM

Volunteer at Hoy Ck with the Lower Mainland 'Green Team'

Local residents are invited to help with the following activities (please click on the links below for more info and to sign up): Remove blackberry at Hoy Creek in Coquitlam Oct 15 9.45am-12.30pm Plant native species at Hoy Creek in Coquitlam Oct 15 12.45-4pm No experience is necessary. Instruction, tools, gloves and refreshments are provided. Need more info? email lowermainlandgreenteam…

Sunday
Oct 16
9:00 AM

HIKE: Mundy Park & the Riverview Forest $9

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (572919) and signed waiver form is required. This hike will go 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 enjoy nature as we hike along. Roundtrip…

Saturday
Oct 22
10:00 AM

The Friends of DeBoville Slough will participate in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

The Friends of DeBoville Slough will conduct a cleanup at DeBoville Slough as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. Dress for the weather and if it is hot and sunny remember to bring water and sunscreen. We will meet at 10 am at the kiosk on the north side of DeBoville Slough. For more info email info@fodbs.org or call…

Sunday
Oct 23
11:00 AM

Salmon-Come-Home Celebration at Hoy Creek in Coquitlam

The Hoy Creek Fish Hatchery celebrates the return of BC’s favourite fish with fishy activities including salmon viewing, children’s crafts and music. BMN will be at this annual celebration with our display and children’s puzzles along with many other volunteers and local stewardship groups. Dress for the weather. Festival runs from 11 am – 3 pm. Location is around the…

November 2016

Saturday
Nov 5
9:00 AM

Birding with Larry at Deboville Slough & Minnekhada Regional Park

Join leader Larry Cowan and members of Nature Vancouver for this half-day birding field trip to DeBoville Slough/Minnekhada RP. The area is home to many over wintering species with waterfowl in the sloughs, ponds and river with the chance of raptors over the fields. Meet in the parking lot adjacent to the washroom facilities at Cedar & Victoria Drs. in…

Sunday
Nov 6
8:30 AM

BMN HIKE: Burnaby Mountain and Horizons Restaurant Brunch

Join us for a not so well know moderate hike just outside the TriCities’ border. We will travel in a loop starting from the Barnet Highway and heading west and up more than 500 stairs to SFU where we will join the Trans Canada Trail heading east and return west via the Cougar Creek Trail and Barnet Trail. Views of…

Sunday
Nov 13
11:00 AM

Hyde Creek Salmon Festival

This is the 17th year of celebrating of the returning salmon to Hyde Creek. BMN will be there with our displays and children’s puzzles at this very popular (indoor) event. Hosted by the Hyde Creek Watershed Society and held at the Hyde Creek Recreation Centre, 1379 Laurier Ave, Port Coquitlam. This is the last local community event of the season…

December 2016

Saturday
Dec 17

Audubon Christmas Bird Count in our Area

Mark your calendars: the date has been finalized for BMN’s portion of the Audubon Christmas Bird Count. In 1900, an American ornithologist asked people across North America to head out on Christmas Day to count birds (instead of shooting them, as was the tradition) and submit the results as the first “Christmas Bird Census.” The CBC is now conducted in…

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