Event Calendar

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March 2003

Wednesday
Mar 26
6:15 PM

Executive Meeting

BMN Executive Meeting at Victoria Otton’s. Our meeting date was changed from the 25th to allow our members to attend the Open House. Meeting starts at 7:15pm.

Thursday
Mar 27
6:00 PM

Get Your Lawn off Drugs

The Port Moody Library presents Carole Rubin, author of “Get Your Lawn off Drugs” and “Get Your Yard off Grass.” She will speak about environmentally-friendly landscaping. to register for this free event, please phone the Port Moody Library (604-469-4577).

Saturday
Mar 29
11:00 PM

Heritage Walks at Riverview

Heritage Walks at Riverview to Celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Esondale/Riverview Hospital Official Opening. Walks go at 1pm & 2pm. Meet on the uphill side of the Henry Esson Young Building. This is the light coloured, high rise building, below the Firehall. From Holly Drive, turn up Oak Crescent, onto Kalmia. There is good parking available, or you can…

Sunday
Mar 30
11:00 PM

Georgia Basin/Puget Sound Research Conference

Georgia Basin/Puget Sound Research Conference at the Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver. Want to know more about ecosystem health issues in the Georgia Basin? Phone 604-713-9514 for more information or contact www.wa.gov/puget_sound/ for more details. Conference fees are $420 for the four-day event but reduced rates for volunteers from non-governmental organizations may be available.

April 2003

Tuesday
Apr 8
7:30 PM

BMN Monthly Meeting

BMN Monthly Meeting at Como Lake United Church in Coquitlam. Guest speaker will be Patrick Mooney who is a prof in Landscape Architecture from UBC. He will talk aboout “Landscaping for Nature”.

Saturday
Apr 12
8:30 AM

Fisherman's Trail & LSCR Hike

The BMN HIkers will be leading a trip on the Fisherman’s Trail in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. This is a chance to explore the Seymour River Valley and a good opportunity to see some of the North Shore’s past as we will pass several old homestead sites. Several of the North Shore Mountains can also be seen from this…

Saturday
Apr 12
10:00 AM

Maplewood Flats Walk

Join BMN member, Al Grass, for a 2 hour walk at Maplewood Flats Conservation Area in North Vancouver (2645 Dollarton Highway) to enjoy the rites of spring in the bird world. Meet at the Sanctuary office. Al requests no dogs, please. Check out the Wild Bird Trust Website at http://www.wildbirdtrust.org

Saturday
Apr 26
8:30 AM

Earth Day BMN Public Walk, Shoreline Park, Port Moody

Celebrate Earth Day by joining Larry Cowan and other BMN members for a public nature walk in Port Moody’s Shoreline Park. Discover why this tiny park is so important as critical wildlife habitat. This free event will be co-sponsored with the City of Port Moody. Shoreline Park has become so popular that good nature viewing (without continual disturbance from other…

May 2003

Saturday
May 3

Fingerling Festival

The Port Moody Ecological Society annual Fingerling Festival at the Noons Creek Hatchery and the Port Moody Rec. Centre, 300 Ioco Rd., Port Moody. Come and enjoy the interesting, informative and interactive displays showcasing Streamkeepers groups

TODO: This event is missing info (get it from the newsletter).

Saturday
May 10

UBC Research Forest Hike

Our destination on this day will be to the U.B.C. Research Forest. This moderate hike will take us on a loop trip through the north end where we will pass 4-5 lakes and many ponds. The walking is mainly on road with a return distance of 23 km (14.5 mi) and an elevation gain of 500 m (1640 ft). Carpool…

June 2003

Sunday
Jun 8

Coquitlam Lake View Trail Hike & Trail Maintenance

Details coming.

Tuesday
Jun 10

Speaking for the Salmon Workshop

The World Summit on Salmon in Vancouver, BC. For further information, contact: Secretariat for the World Summit on Salmon, Simon Fraser University by phone at 604-291-4893 or email penikett@sfu.ca. Check http://www.sfu.ca/cstudies/science/salmon.htm

Thursday
Jun 12

Lazuli Bunting survey

At Colony Farm Regional Park, join Istvan Orosi to conduct a Lazuli Bunting survey. Through a weekly survey during the breeding season, Istvan and his group will try to establish the most frequently used habitats and the numbers of birds present. The surveys will take place every Thursday starting at 4:15 pm from the end of Colony Farm Road. Contact…

Saturday
Jun 14

Central Valley Naturalists - BMN walk

The Central Valley Naturalists are again venturing out into our neck of the woods, with an outing to Colony Farm and Riverview. BMNners are welcome to join them. Details will be in the June Newsletter, or call Victoria at 604-937-5379.

Saturday
Jun 14

Coquitlam Watershed Stewards Roundtable Workshop

The City is bringing together stakeholders to address ways in which to improve communication and consultation over activities which affect watercourse management. Pinetree Community Center. Lunch and refreshments provided. Advance registration required. Applications from City Hall or register online at www.coquitlam.ca. Phone Jim Neville, Environmental Services Co-Coordinator 604-927-3460 for more information. Accordingly to the ad, the registration deadline is June…

Sunday
Jun 15

gARTen Art Event

The City of Coquitlam is putting on gARTen, an event where 40 artists will be performing and displaying art in their own or other gardens. Three of BMN members, Gay Mitchell, Doug Charles & Kiyoshi Takahashi will be participating. See May BMN NL for details on BMN members and contact the City of Coquitlam regarding the other artists. 12 noon-5pm….

Sunday
Jun 15
1:00 PM

Fathers Day Riverview Tree Tour

Meet on the uphill side of the Henry Esson Young Building. This is the light coloured, high rise building, below the Firehall. From Holly Drive, turn up Oak Crescent, onto Kalmia. There is good parking available, or you can get a bus which goes through the grounds approximately every 30 minutes. (Ask to be let off at the old Tuckshop).The…

Monday
Jun 16

Vision of Riverview Presentation

Tentative date for the Riverview Horticultural Society to appear before Coquitlam Council to present their vision for the future of Riverview and ask for Council’s endorsement. The supportive presence of BMN members in the audience would be most welcome. Please watch the local papers for a confirmed date or phone Norma at 604-942-7378.

Monday
Jun 16

Drinking watershed tours with the GVRD

Tour the Capilano or Coquitlam watersheds and learn where your drinking water comes from. The scenery in parts of the Capilano watershed rivals that of a National Park. In the Coquitlam watershed, you will be able to view the tallest Douglas fir in mainland Canada and see areas now recovering naturally from the recent hemlock looper infestation. Touring these watersheds…

Tuesday
Jun 17
7:00 PM

Education/Conservation Committee Meeting

BMN Executive and Education/Conservation Committee Meeting at Elaine’s. Please bring a jacket as we will sit outside, weather permitting.

Friday
Jun 20

Manning Park Bird Biltz

Three days of great birding and fun evenings around the barbecue exchanging the days sightings with a guest speaker Saturday night. For more information contact Kelly Pearce of Firelight Communications – phone 604-869-3745 or fax 604-869-3755.

Sunday
Jun 22
1:00 PM

BMN Riverview Backyard Walk

Meet on the uphill side of the Henry Esson Young Building. This is the light coloured, high rise building, below the Firehall. From Holly Drive, turn up Oak Crescent, onto Kalmia. There is good parking available, or you can get a bus which goes through the grounds approximately every 30 minutes. (Ask to be let off at the old Tuckshop).The…

Monday
Jun 23
7:00 PM

Bear Forum in Port Moody

The City of Port Moody invite you to a Bear Forum on Monday, June 23rd, 7:00 p.m. at the Kyle Centre. Dave Webster, a Conservation Officer, will present a slide show on bear safety and safer co-existence. There are still a number of people who are not aware of basic bear biology and the attractants that draw them into backyards,…

Thursday
Jun 26
7:00 PM

Colony Farm Regional Park Association Annual General Meeting

The evening will begin with a brief AGM in the Henry Esson Young Building (Classroom #3) at Riverview followed by a nature walk through the Riverview Lands and Arboretum. New members are most welcome ($10 annual fee). We are still looking for people to fill positions on the Board of Directors including someone to take memberships. Thanks very much to…

July 2003

Thursday
Jul 3
1:00 PM

Riverview Tree Tour

Linden Walk. Meet on the uphill side of the Henry Esson Young Building. This is the light coloured, high rise building, below the Firehall. From Holly Drive, turn up Oak Crescent, onto Kalmia. There is good parking available, or you can get a bus which goes through the grounds approximately every 30 minutes. (Ask to be let off at the…

Thursday
Jul 10

Lazuli Bunting Survey at Colony Farm

Join Istvan Orosi to conduct a weekly Lazuli Bunting Survey in Colony Farm Regional Park. Meet Istvan in the parking lot at the end of Colony Farm Road at 18:15. Please confirm ahead with Istvan that the bird survey is taking place (iorosi@shaw.ca)

Sunday
Jul 20

Henriette Lake Hike

This is a moderate hike on the mainland, but a free ferry is needed to access this remote area just south of Squamish. Disembarking the ferry at Woodfibre, we will start a steady climb, mainly on road, through some wonderful stands of old growth forest to reach Henriette Lake. Round trip distance is 16 km (10 mi); elevation gain is…

Sunday
Jul 20

Rocky Point Environment Day

Rocky Point Environment Day at Shoreline Park, Port Moody. Co-sponsored by the local kayak company and the City of Port Moody. Nature walks will occur at 11am and 2pm. Rod MacVicar and Reed Point Marina will likely have aquatic displays. BMN has been invited to participate by offering bird viewing tours on the pier. If you can volunteer, please phone…

Sunday
Jul 20
1:00 PM

Riverview Tree Tour

Meet on the uphill side of the Henry Esson Young Building. This is the light coloured, high rise building, below the Firehall. From Holly Drive, turn up Oak Crescent, onto Kalmia. There is good parking available, or you can get a bus which goes through the grounds approximately every 30 minutes. (Ask to be let off at the old Tuckshop).The…

Wednesday
Jul 23
7:00 PM

Summer Evening Nature Walk with Al and Jude

Join Al and Jude Grass on an evening walk (til dusk) at Maplewood Flats. Meet a the Sanctuary Office at 7 PM. No dogs, leashed or unleashed.

Sunday
Jul 27

Return of the Osprey Festival at Maplewood

The annual festival hosted by the Wild Bird Trust at Maplewood Flats from 10 AM to 4 PM will include 3 slideshows: 10:30 — “The Butterflies in Your Garden” by Dr. Richard Beard. Learn about the life cycle and how to enhance your garden for butterflies. 12:30 — “Sandhill Cranes” by Roy Hamaguchi. Wildlife photography, the sights and sounds of…

Sunday
Jul 27
10:00 AM

International Bog Day at (still-unprotected) Burns Bog

10388 Nordel Court, Delta (Great Pacific Forum Planet Ice off Alex Fraser Bridge). Entertainment, tours, displays, children’s activities. Contact Melissa to set up a display or volunteer. Tel: 604-572-0373. Event lasts between 10am – 4pm

For more information, see The Burns Bog Conservation Society’s website.

August 2003

Wednesday
Aug 6
7:00 PM

Summer Evening Nature Walk with Al and Jude

Join Al and Jude Grass on an evening walk (til dusk) at Maplewood Flats. Meet a the Sanctuary Office at 7 PM. No dogs, leashed or unleashed.

Sunday
Aug 17
1:00 PM

Riverview Tree Tour

Meet on the uphill side of the Henry Esson Young Building. This is the light coloured, high rise building, below the Firehall. From Holly Drive, turn up Oak Crescent, onto Kalmia. There is good parking available, or you can get a bus which goes through the grounds approximately every 30 minutes. (Ask to be let off at the old Tuckshop).The…

Saturday
Aug 23

Burke Mountain Summit Hike

Ascending Burke has become a club tradition, but this year’s climb offers a variation on the familiar. On this moderately strenuous hike we will approach the summit by way of Munro and Dennett lakes rather than the more usual South Slope Trail. Although this route is about 5 km (3 mi) shorter (return), it does require an additional 240 m…

September 2003

Tuesday
Sep 9

Slide Presentation on “The Web of Life on the Jade Coast” by Dr. Rob Butler

At our September Club Meeting, Dr. Rob Butler, Senior Research Scientist with the Canadian Wildlife Service will give a slide presentation on “The Web of Life on the Jade Coast”. The talk will examine some of the intricate cycles of life found along the Jade Coast — the verdant strip of the Pacific Ocean that stretches between California and Alaska….

Saturday
Sep 13

Mount Ford Hike-Cancelled

The Provincial Government has issued a backcountry travel restriction to reduce the risk of new human-caused fires in southern British Columbia. The travel restriction went into effect Friday, Aug. 29th and remains in effect until Sept. 14, 2003, but may be extended if the extreme forest fire hazard rating continues. Due to this, BMN Hikes will be cancelled during this…

Saturday
Sep 20

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

The Port Moody Ecological Society is participating in this year’s shoreline cleanup. This is a national event that promotes keeping our shorelines clean. Come on out and lend a hand. Gloves and garbage bags, as well as some snacks for afterwards, will be provided. Where: meet at Noon’s Creek Hatchery, Port Moody When: meet at 9:00 Contact: Kirsten Doucette Phone:…

Sunday
Sep 21

Treefest 2003

This year’s Treefest on the Riverview Lands promises to be bigger and better than ever! Guided walks through the Arboretum, art exhibits, entertainment, historical walking tours, music and food. BMN will have a display and lead guided walks through the Backyard and Finnie’s Garden, where the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society will host its annual Blackberry Tea. This year’s event will…

Sunday
Sep 28

Dikes, Wildlife & People "How do they affect each other?"

This is BC Rivers Day event and we will be guiding a walk on the Pitt River Dike as part of the Rivers and Trails Festival at Peace Park in Port Coquitlam. The park is near the intersection of the Mary Hill Bypass and Coast Meridian Road. The walk starts at the BMN Display at 2pm and is about 45…

October 2003

Saturday
Oct 4

Alder Flats Hike

This moderate loop hike, with some bushwhacking and stream fording, will start on the West Canyon Trail in Golden Ears Provincial Park. We will stop at a viewpoint looking up Gold Creek before reaching our high point at Alder Flats. We will then pick up a seldom-walked old “overgrown” logging road and follow it downhill to Gold Creek. At this…

Saturday
Oct 4

Public Nature Walk at DeBoville Slough

This BMN-led Nature Walk will be advertised to the community, and used as a promotional tour to solicit interest in forming a DeBoville Sloughkeepers Group. (The initial meeting for the Sloughkeepers is Thurs, Oct 9). Volunteers are needed for the Nature Walk which starts at the intersection of Cedar and Victora at 9AM and will end at 11AM. Please contact…

Thursday
Oct 9

Information Session - DeBoville Sloughkeepers Group

The City of Coquitlam and BMN are initiating a Sloughkeepers Group for DeBoville Slough and inviting the public to this first meeting and information session held at Dogpatch Hall at 7PM.

Tuesday
Oct 14

BMN Monthly Meeting

Our guest speaker will be Otto Langer from the David Suzuki Foundation, who will speak about the environmental impacts of farmed salmon.

Sunday
Oct 19

Riverview Tree Tour

This tour is sponsored by the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society begins at 1PM and will last approximately 2 hours. It goes rain or shine. The tour begins on the uphill side of the Henry Esson Young Building (the light coloured highrise immediately below the firehall). For more information, please contact Norma at 942-7378 or normadk@telus.net.

Friday
Oct 31
11:00 PM

Canada Taiwan Bird Fair at the Vancouver Public Library

This is an annual event to raise international awareness of environmental protection by bringing together conservation groups in Canada and Taiwan. It is organized by the Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Society, the Vancouver Public Library, Environment Canada and the BC Field Ornithologists. Have a look at the website — www.canadabirdfair.org — to see the 3 day program of events, which include…

November 2003

Friday
Nov 7
11:00 PM

Buntzen Lake Hike

The last BMN Hike of the year will be a loop trip around Buntzen Lake. This is a favorite trip and one well worth another visit. Swan Falls offers a great back drop to views across the lake. This easy hike will be approximately 10.5 kms (6.5 mi.) with 120 metres elevation gain. For more info call Ian (604-464-9255)

Saturday
Nov 8
11:00 PM

Salmon Come Home Event at Hoy Creek

This event celebrates the return of salmon after their long journey to their spawning grounds in Hoy Creek. It provides an opportunity the public to learn more about preservation and stewardship, and is intended to promote community pride and involvement. It takes place at the Hoy Creek Hatchery and rearing pond in Coquitlam from 11AM to 3PM. Volunteers are needed…

Tuesday
Nov 11
6:30 PM

BMN Monthly Meeting

Through his camera lens, John Lowman has documented the return of wildlife to Maplewood Flats, a series of manmade habitats on formerly industrial land just east of the 2nd Narrows Bridge in North Vancouver. At the November 11th meeting of BMN, Lowman will give a slideshow presentation of part of his photographic record, focusing primarily on the return of birds…

Friday
Nov 14
11:00 PM

Tree Dedication and Art Unveiling

BMN will dedicate two cascara trees in Finnie’s Garden in memory of two very special members who passed away in 2003 — Doug Bennie and Joan Spira. Immediately following this, a Riverview resident will unveil the mural painted by artists Gay Mitchell and Laura Babak-Nagy. This artwork illustrates 29 common native and naturalized plants, most of which can be found…

Saturday
Nov 15
11:00 PM

Hyde Creek Salmon Festival

This annual festival is held at the Hyde Creek Rec Centre in Port Coquitlam. BMN volunteers will be there with our display, children’s activities, and we’ll lead a short nature walk. The event runs from 11AM to 3PM. For more info or to volunteer, please contact Elaine at 937-5379 or egolds@sfu.ca.

Tuesday
Nov 25
11:00 PM

Colony Farm - Briefing on GVRD's resource data project

The GVRD will provide a briefing to community groups on its new approach to manage natural resources in Colony Farm. The project is headed by Wayne Campbell, and is the first test of what the GVRD is calling “a coordindated management approach”. The briefing is held from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Dogwood Pavilion. Please RSVP to 604-432-6393 by Nov…

December 2003

Saturday
Dec 13
11:00 PM

Vancouver Christmas Bird Count (CBC)

For information on this annual count, organized by the Vancouver Natural History Society, please phone Adrian at 604-263-7957.

Saturday
Dec 20
11:00 PM

Ladner Christmas Bird Count (CBC)

This is often the CBC that has the “highest count” in all of Canada! To join, please call BMN member Jude Grass at 604-219-2043, or email jgrass1@telus.net.

Saturday
Dec 27
11:00 PM

The Tri-Cities Christmas Bird Count

This is the date set for our local CBC. No need to be an expert birder…only willingness to have fun and learn more about birds. A Pot-Luck Supper will be held afterwards, where stories of sightings can be exchanged. For more information on participation (and registration), please call Mike at 604-942-5326.

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