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January 2007

Monday
Jan 8
6:00 PM

Friends of DeBoville Slough Meeting

Friends of DeBoville Slough meeting at Pinetree Community Centre. New members always welcome. Contact David Mounteney for more information (604-941-2498 or burkemtnman (AT) shaw (DOT) ca).

Tuesday
Jan 9
6:30 PM

MONTHLY CLUB MEETING: “A Vision for the Trees of Riverview” by Ian Birtwell

Our January guest speaker will be Ian Birtwell from the BC Ministry of Labour and Citizen Services (formerly BCBC) who will talk about “A Vision for the Trees of Riverview”. In addition, we hope that arborist, Julian Dunster, will also be able to provide a synopsis of his assessment and inventory of Riverview’s majestic trees. At Como Lake United Church,…

Wednesday
Jan 10
6:00 PM

Colony Farm Park Association Board Meeting

The Colony Farm Park Association is holding its bimonthly Board meeting on this day and, as always, welcomes new members. In particular, we are looking for a volunteer to act as our Treasurer as we raise funds to restore two heritage buildings. If you are interested, please contact, Chair, Elaine Golds (604-937-3483).

Wednesday
Jan 10
6:00 PM

CFPA Board Meeting

The Colony Farm Park Association holds its bimonthly Board meeting at the GVRD’s Central Area Avalon office and always welcomes new members. Contact Chair, Elaine Golds (604-937-3483).

Thursday
Jan 11
6:30 PM

VNHS Presentation: “Status and Ecology of Steller Sea Lions in BC”

“Status and Ecology of Steller Sea Lions in BC”, a presentation by DFO Biologist, Peter Olesiuk at the Vancouver Natural History Society (VNHS) Marine Biology Section Meeting. Vancouver Museum, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver.

Saturday
Jan 13
9:00 AM

YNC Event: "A Tour of the Cosmos Through Art"

Join Gay Mitchell, visual artist, educator and naturalist to embark on an interactive journey through space discovering through art the wonder of the cosmos! Create “out of this world” solar systems, planets and stars using mixed media; oil and chalk pastel; metallic glitter glue; crayons and pencils. Please dress for inside nature and art fun. The session will end with…

Tuesday
Jan 16
6:00 PM

Meeting of New Group "Boiling Point Action Network on Climate Change"

Boiling Point Action Network, a new Tri-Cities group focused on global warming meets at the Hyde Creek Salmon Society Education Centre at 3636 Coast Meridian Road in Port Coquitlam. Keep that New Year’s resolution to get involved in something important for your community and the Earth. Everyone is welcome. Contact Cliff Kelsey at CKELSEY (AT) petro-canada (DOT) ca for details,…

Wednesday
Jan 17
6:00 PM

Sustainable Energy Forum

Guest speakers include John Calvert (Citizens for Public Power), Trafford Hall (City of Kitimat) & John Horgan (Opposition Energy Critic). Sponsored by the BC-NDP Party. Heritage Hall Mezzanine, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver.

Thursday
Jan 18
10:00 AM

Free Public Lecture at SFU by UVic Prof. Michael M'Gonigle

The Planetary University As A Catalyst For Local/Regional Sustainability. A lecture by Michael M’Gonigle. Hosted by the Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University. SFU Burnaby Campus >Thursday, January 18, 2007 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Robert C. Brown Hall, Room 6152. In the era of global warming, and calls for urgent action, citizens need new strategies to…

Thursday
Jan 18
11:00 AM

Free Public Lecture at SFU Harbour Centre on Sea-Level Rise in Developing Countries

SFU’s Public Policy Program is proud to announce the first Brown Bag Lunch Seminar of the New Year. Presentation will be made by Benoit LaPlante, Adjunct Professor in the Public Policy Program on Thursday January 18th from 12pm-1pm at Harbour Centre in room 3000. Details of the seminar are as follows: A Comparative Analysis of the Impacts of Sea-Level Rise…

Thursday
Jan 18
6:30 PM

Free Public Talk: "Protecting the Proper Functioning Condition of Streams"

The West Vancouver Streamkeepers present this public presentation by Patrick Lucey. Mr. Lucey is an aquatic ecologist with Aqua-Tex Scientific Consulting, specialized in leading edge ecological site planning for water management He is a founding member of the Canadian Proper Functioning Condition (PFC) stream cadre and acts as graduate study supervisor for students in urban stream ecology at the University…

Monday
Jan 22
6:30 PM

Parks Canada Speakers Series: "The Wreck of the Valencia"

This is another in the series of free public presentations hosted by Parks Canada. Re-live the drama of the tragic 1906 shipwreck that led to the creation of the West Coast Trail with naturalist and storyteller Silva Johansson. For more information please contact Vancouver Public Library at 604-331-3603. Sponsored by Parks Canada http://www.pc.gc.ca (604) 666-3163 Free, Alma VanDusen & Peter…

Wednesday
Jan 24
4:00 PM

Colony Farm Regional Park Open House

Colony Farm Regional Park Open House to seek public input on infrastructure improvements at the Park (including heritage building restoration). At the Executive Plaza in Coquitlam on North Road. From 5-8 pm.

Saturday
Jan 27
8:00 AM

Birding with Larry Cowan

Join Larry Cowan and VNHS members for a birding trip to DeBoville Slough and Minnekhada Park. Meet at the parking site at the corner of Victoria and Cedar Drives on the Coquitlam/Port Coquitlam boundary. Contact Larry at 604-465-1402 or lawrencecowan (AT) shaw (DOT) ca. Free.

Saturday
Jan 27
8:00 AM

Workshop for Experienced and Novice Field Trip Leaders

Workshop for Experienced and Novice Field Trip Leaders at the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta. Afternoon session is optional for experienced leaders. No charge but $2 admission to Reifel for non-members. Contact Jude Grass for info and to register: (604-538-8774) or judegrass (AT) shaw (DOT) ca.

From 9 am – 3:30 pm

Saturday
Jan 27
1:00 PM

Evergreen Line Information Update Session

You’re invited to attend an information session about TransLink’s Evergreen light rail transit line. Location: Coquitlam City Hall Council Chambers 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam Date: Saturday, January 27, 2007 Time: 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. The purpose of the session is to update the community on the status of the Evergreen Line. International experts will start with presentations on ‘best practices’…

February 2007

Tuesday
Feb 6
5:30 PM

Grasslands Conservation Council of BC Fund-Raising Dinner

Grasslands Conservation Council of BC Fund-Raising Dinner at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 3811 Point Grey Road, Vancouver. $85 per person which includes a $40 tax-deductible donation. Contact bmgassistant (AT) nortonstewart (DOT) com or fax 604-689-1248 for more info.

Saturday
Feb 10
8:00 AM

Birding with Larry Cowan at Colony Farm

Join Larry Cowan and VNHS members for a half-day birding trip to Colony Farm Regional Park. Meet in the parking lot at the end of Colony Farm Road. Contact Larry at 604-465-1402 or lawrencecowan (AT) shaw (DOT) ca. Free.

Tuesday
Feb 13
6:30 PM

MONTHLY CLUB MEETING: A Presentation on BC's Three Most Endangered Species

Guest speaker will be Andy Miller from the Western Canada Wilderness Committee who will talk about some of BC’s most endangered forest-dwelling species and what the government is doing (or not doing) to protect spotted owls, mountain caribou and marbled murrelets.

Saturday
Feb 17
9:00 AM

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Nestbox Cleaning at the Shoreline Park

This is the first of this season’s work-party to clean and repair BMN’s bird boxes. Meet in the parking lot in front of the skating arena. Don’t be surprised if we find some of our boxes were on trees blown down by the winter storms. If you wish to participate, please phone Elaine (604.937.3483).

10 am til noon.

Tuesday
Feb 20
6:00 PM

Meeting of the Boiling Point Action Network on Climate Change (BPANCC)

BPAN is a local group of concerned people wanting to do something about climate change. They hold monthly meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Hyde Creek Hatchery and Education Centre, 3636 Coast Meridian Rd in Port Coquitlam. Contact Cliff Kelsey at CKELSEY (AT) petro-canada (DOT) ca for details, or click here for more info about this…

Tuesday
Feb 20
6:30 PM

Parks Canada Speakers Series: "Wet, Wild Whales at Risk"

Imagine an 800kg animal that can climb cliffs or swim at 27km/h. How about a “big winged New Englander” or a mud-gulping giant who drags around 180kg of hitchhikers? Join Marine Mammal Biologist Wendy Szaniszlo for a look at the world of sea lions, humpbacks and gray whales. Parks Canada protects these species at risk in Pacific Rim National Park…

Wednesday
Feb 21
6:30 PM

PMES AGM with Guest Speaker Prof. John Reynolds from SFU

Port Moody Ecological Society (PMES) Annual General Meeting in Room C at the Recreation Centre, 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody. Guest speaker will be John Reynolds, BC Leadership Chair in Salmon Conservation, from Simon Fraser University who will give a presentation on “Why Fish Populations Collapse and How They Can Recover”. Doors open at 7 pm. Port Moody Recreation Centre,…

Saturday
Feb 24
9:00 AM

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Nestbox Cleaning at Minnekhada

Yes, it’s spring-cleaning time! Volunteers are most welcome…many hands make for light work. We may catch of glimpse of flying squirrels as we clean the owl boxes. Phone Don at 604-942-7368 to register, or simply show up in the Quarry Road parking lot. Please wear gloves and appropriate footgear for slippery trails.

From 10 am til approx 1 pm

March 2007

Saturday
Mar 3
9:00 AM

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Nestbox Cleaning at Widgeon Reserve

Next box cleaning at the GVRD Widgeon Reserve Park. Meet at the Quarry Road parking lot at Minnekhada and we will carpool from there. We will be joined by the Port Moody Pathfinders. As we must all leave through the locked gate at the same time, please plan on staying for about 4 hours and bring a snack. Phone Elaine…

Sunday
Mar 4
8:00 AM

CLUB HIKE: Belcarra Regional Park

Sunday, March 4th – Belcarra Regional Park To start the 2007 hiking season off we will use the Belcarra (Regional Park) Picnic Area as a staging area. In the morning, we will march forth (get it??) to Jug Island Beach, taking in views of Bedwell Bay and Eagle Ridge while having little elevation change. After a lunch break, the march…

Sunday
Mar 4
11:00 PM

Photographic Exhibit at PoMo Art Gallery: “Flights of Fancy”

“Flights of Fancy” is an exhibition of bird photography by Damon Calderwood. Port Moody Art Gallery in the Old City Hall Building, 2425 Johns Street, Port Moody. For more information on the show, please click here. The Gallery is open from Mon-Thurs 10 am-8 pm, Friday & Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday from noon to 4 pm….

Wednesday
Mar 7
6:15 PM

Hyde Creek Watershed Society Meeting

Guest speaker will be Carleen Pickard from the BC/Yukon Council of Canadians on the eight hydro projects proposed in the Upper Pitt. Meeting is held in the Hyde Creek Education Centre and Hatchery, 3636 Coast Meridian Rd, PoCo. All are welcome. For more info, call 604-941-2176 or 604-944-6464.

Saturday
Mar 10
9:00 AM

Free Walk with Al Grass at Maplewood Flats - "Bird Behaviour"

Join naturalist Al Grass at the Wild Bird Trust’s Maplewood Conservation Area in North Vancouver for a 2 hour nature walk with a focus on bird behaviour. Easy walking. No dogs, leashed or unleashed, are permitted in the conservation area.

Tuesday
Mar 13
7:30 PM

MONTHLY CLUB MEETING: "Olive Ridley Sea Turtles in Costa Rica"

This month’s guest speaker is Jean Jang who received a grant from Royal Roads University to conduct research in Costa Rica on olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea). For three months Jean was living in a small pueblo on the Pacific coast called Ostional, and investigating soil temperatures and moisture where sea turtle eggs were laid. She will discuss her…

Wednesday
Mar 14
7:00 PM

Public Presentation: "A River Runs Through Us" by Fin Donnelly

This is the first of the Fraser River Discovery Centre Society’s 2007 Speaker Series. On March 14, 2007 at 7:00 PM, they host Fin Donnelly from the Rivershed Society of BC. Fin’s talk will examine how we can live sustainably in the Fraser’s riversheds. The Fraser River is one of the greatest salmon rivers in the world, yet it has…

Wednesday
Mar 14
7:30 PM

Parks Canada Speakers Series: "Wolverines: Skilled Hunters of the North''

This is another free public presentation hosted by Parks Canada and held at the Vancouver Public Library. Why do Inuit and wolverines hunt similarly during winter? Join author David Henry (Canada’s Boreal Forest) for a look at how wolverines in Vuntut National Park survive an arctic winter. 7:30 p.m. Alma Van Dusen and Peter Kaye Rooms, Lower Level Central Library…

Saturday
Mar 17

Amsterdam Nurseries Nature Days

Amsterdam Nurseries holds its 9th annual Nature Days and Native Plant Sale. Community groups are invited to attend with displays on Saturday. We will be there with the BMN display, and will enjoy visiting with members of the Alouette Field Naturalists and other groups on the east side of the Pitt River. Located on Dewdney Trunk just before Harris Road…

Sunday
Mar 18
1:00 PM

Free Public "Tree Walk" at Riverview Hospital

Join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society for their first tree tour of the year. Meet on the uphill side of the Henry Esson Young (HEY) Building. Plans are to finally have some of the educational tree tags in place for this year’s inaugural tour. These tags will identify the trees by their common and scientific name plus provide their continent…

Tuesday
Mar 20
7:00 PM

Meeting of the Boiling Point Action Network on Climate Change (BPANCC)

BPAN is a local group of concerned people wanting to do something about climate change. They hold monthly meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Hyde Creek Hatchery and Education Centre, 3636 Coast Meridian Rd in Port Coquitlam. Contact Cliff Kelsey at CKELSEY (AT) petro-canada (DOT) ca for details, or click here for more info about this…

Saturday
Mar 24
9:00 AM

Birding at DeBoville Slough with Larry Cowan

Join Larry Cowan and VNHS members for a birding field trip to DeBoville Slough and Minnekhada. Expect to see some early spring migrants and, possibly, up to 70 species. Meet at the intersection of Victoria and Cedar Drives. Contact Larry at 604-465-1402 or lawrencecowan (AT) shaw (DOT) ca.

Saturday
Mar 24
7:00 PM

“Owling with Al” at Campbell Valley Regional Park

What an opportunity! Seeing both naturalist Al Grass and owls! To increase the chances of seeing the owls, registration will be limited – please register with Jude Grass 604-538-8774. Sightings of Al Grass are guaranteed. Event runs 7-9 pm.

Wednesday
Mar 28
7:00 PM

"Natural Lawn and Garden Care" -- A Seminar Hosted by the City of Port Moody

Join author and natural gardening expert Dr. Linda Gilkeson for an informative evening about natural lawn and garden care. Her new book for West Coast gardeners describes safe, effective ways to control lawn and garden pests. Port Moody’s horticultural and environmental staff with also be on hand to answer questions. Composters, rain barrels and premium lawn seed mixtures will be…

Friday
Mar 30
10:00 AM

Joint Meeting with Proponents of Upper Pitt R. Hydro Projects

The Alouette River Management Society (ARMS) and Alouette Field Naturalists in Maple Ridge invite interested BMN members to attend a (long) question and answer session with the proponents of the hydro projects in the Upper Pitt River area. While the BMN EdCon Committee will meet with the proponents earlier in the same week, the ARMS facility has room for any…

April 2007

Tuesday
Apr 3
8:00 PM

Fish Forever with David Suzuki: Seafood Choices for a Sustainable Planet

Presented by the David Suzuki Foundation. Join chefs, restaurant managers, food writers, seafood wholesalers, buyers, environmental leaders and scientists for a friendly discussion about options for maintaining the health of Canada’s oceans and the sustainability of our seafood industries. Scientist and broadcaster Dr. David Suzuki, renowned marine scientist and Director of the University of British Columbia’s Fisheries Centre, Dr. Daniel…

Wednesday
Apr 4
7:30 PM

Parks Canada Speakers Series: "Gwaii Haanas National Marine Conservation Area"

This is another in the free Parks Canada Speakers Series held at the Vancouver Public Library. Where the boundary between earth and ocean exists only on a map. Find out how a national marine conservation area reserve would protect this special place from mountaintop to deep sea. Marcia Morash is Project Manager for Gwaii Haanas National Marine Conservation Area Reserve….

Saturday
Apr 7
8:30 AM

Birding with Istvan and VNHS members at Burnaby Lake

Join Istvan Orosi as he takes VNHS members for a half-day bird walk around Burnaby Lake. They will look for the first Rufous Hummingbirds, other early migrants and remaining winter passerines and waterfowl. Kids are welcome. Bring hiking boots, rain gear, sunscreen, water and lunch. Meet Istvan at the Nature House, located on the north side of Burnaby Lake, at…

Tuesday
Apr 10
7:30 PM

MONTHLY CLUB MEETING: Guest Speaker Prof. Isabelle Cote on "Conservation of Coral Reefs"

Our guest speaker this month will be SFU Professor Isabelle Cote who will give us a presentation on the conservation of coral reefs. Coral reefs are the “rainforests of the ocean”, containing the highest diversity of marine organisms and facing the greatest threats from humans. Coral reefs are thought to provide critical habitat for a quarter of all marine fish…

Saturday
Apr 14
10:00 AM

Birding with Al Grass at Maplewood Flats

Join legendary naturalist, Al Grass, for a tour of Maplewood Flats in North Vancouver at the Wild Bird Trust property on Burrard Inlet. Enjoy the sounds of spring as many birds arrive from points further south. Phone 604-929-2872 for for information. No dogs, leashed or unleashed. Easy walking.

Sunday
Apr 15
1:00 PM

Free Public "Tree Walk" at Riverview Hospital

See the spectacular heritage trees in Western Canada’s first Botanical Garden. For addition information click here. Meet for all walks at Henry Esson Young (HEY) Building: turn off Holly Drive at Oak to Kalmia. To reach HEY building take Holly Drive through the hospital grounds, then go uphill on Oak Crescent, and the HEY is on your right on Kalmia…

Tuesday
Apr 17
7:00 PM

Boiling Point Action Network Meeting

The April Boiling Point Action Network on Climate Change meeting is on Tuesday, April 17th at 7:00pm. They hold monthly meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Hyde Creek Hatchery and Education Centre, 3636 Coast Meridian Rd in Port Coquitlam. Contact Cliff Kelsey at CKELSEY (AT) petro-canada (DOT) ca for details, or click here for more info…

Thursday
Apr 19
7:00 PM

Parks Canada Speakers Series: ''Hiking the West Coast Trail in its Centennial Year"

One hundred years ago an ancient trail was widened and cleared to help shipwrecked mariners escape “The Graveyard of the Pacific”. Today the trail lives on, meandering past sea stacks and coastal caves, through foggy temperate rain-forest and ancient Nuu-chah-nulth village sites. This famous trail in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve provides refuge for hikers seeking the sublime and wildlife…

Saturday
Apr 21
6:00 AM

Special Earth Day Event in the Sanctuary at Hastings Park

Members of the Hastings Park Conservancy’s Environmental Committee and guest naturalists lead monthly nature walks through the Sanctuary in Hastings Park. In 2007, the walks will be held on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10:00 until noon. In addition, the Conservancy will host a Special Earth Day Event on Saturday, April 21. Naturalists Al and Jude Grass will…

Saturday
Apr 21
7:00 PM

Ian's Annual Slideshow

Come out and enjoy an evening of slides and snacks. Ian McArthur will present slides highlighting the past year of BMN and other adventures in the local area. This is always a fun interactive time to see photos of wonderful places and enjoy some delicious finger-food. This evening will be co-sponsored with the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society. For more information,…

Sunday
Apr 22
1:00 PM

Celebrate Earth Day with BMN

Join a BMN Backyard Walk and Finnie’s Garden Tour at Riverview Hospital. Don Gillespie will lead a delightful stroll through the natural areas of the Riverview Hospital Grounds. Meet on the uphill side of the Henry Esson Young (HEY) Building. Riverview Hospital is located at 2601 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam: To reach HEY building take Holly Drive through the hospital grounds,…

Tuesday
Apr 24
7:30 PM

"Silence of the Songbirds" Author at VPL

Wood Thrush, Kentucky Warbler, Eastern Kingbird—migratory songbirds are disappearing at a frightening rate. By some estimates, we may already have lost almost half the songbirds that filled the skies only 40 years ago. Author Bridget Stutchbury, in a narrative as colourful as the creatures she studies, demonstrates why this decline should concern us all. The expert ornithologist and naturalist convincingly…

Thursday
Apr 26
7:00 PM

"Bear Aware Seminar" Hosted by the City of Port Moody

Join black bear researcher, author and naturalist Ben Kilham as he shares insights into the social and behavioural interactions of black bears. Port Moody staff will also be on hand to share Bear Aware strategies. Everyone is welcome to this free seminar. Call Rick Saunier, Port Moody Environmental Technician, at 604.469.4572 for information or see the City’s website. 7:00 pm…

Saturday
Apr 28

Open House: Orphaned Wildlife (OWL) Rehabilition Centre in Delta

At OWL’s annual Open House, the public gets a chance to see what makes OWL tick with behind-the-scenes tours of the entire facility. Visitors will be able to visit the cages and areas not usually open to the public and learn first-hand how OWL treats its injured and orphaned birds. You might be able to see an eagle released back…

Saturday
Apr 28
8:00 AM

CLUB HIKE: UBC Research Forest

Once again, we will make a trip to the nearby Research Forest. On this moderate hike we will visit the observatory, from which there are wonderful views of the Fraser Valley. If time allows we will then push deeper into the forest as far as beautiful Loon Lake. Roundtrip distance is approximately 16 km (10 mi); elevation gain is 350…

Saturday
Apr 28
8:45 AM

Birding with Larry Cowan and VNHS at Deboville Slough

Join VNHS for a half day birding field trip to Coquitlam’s Deboville Slough. This area is a breeding site for Osprey and Green Heron. Townsend’s Solitaire is always a possibility at this time of year; they last saw one on our 2002 outing. Meet Larry Cowan at the parking area at Victoria and Cedar Drives in Port Coquitlam at 0845….

Saturday
Apr 28
10:00 AM

FREE Nature Walk in the Sanctuary at Hastings Park

The Hastings Park Conservancy hosts free monthly nature walks in the Sanctuary at Hastings Park on the fourth Saturday of each month at 10.00 am. Meet at the North East corner of the Sanctuary in Hastings Park, rain or shine. Come and discover our urban wilderness. They have spotted 97 species in the eight years since the Sanctuary was restored…

Sunday
Apr 29
11:00 AM

YOUNG NATURALISTS CLUB: Mossum Creek Hatchery in Port Moody with Ruth Foster

Ruth Foster will lead us on an exciting tour of the hatchery. We’ll search for aquatic insects in the creek, watch the dissection of a salmon and feed salmon fry. In 1976 Ruth Foster co-founded Mossum Creek Hatchery, which is now the oldest running school hatchery in British Columbia. Ruth is a retired biology teacher and the recipient of the…

Sunday
Apr 29
1:00 PM

Tree Tour at Riverview

Maybe it will be magnolia time on the Riverview Hospital grounds. Enjoy a tree tour during one of the best times of the year with the Horticultural Centre Society. For addition information click here. Meet for all walks at Henry Esson Young (HEY) Building: turn off Holly Drive at Oak to Kalmia. To reach HEY building take Holly Drive through…

May 2007

Saturday
May 5
11:00 AM

"Fingerling Festival" at Noon's Creek Hatchery

The Port Moody Ecological Society is holding their annual “Fingerling Festival” at the Noon’s Creek Hatchery and Port Moody Rec Centre. BMN will be there with displays and children’s puzzles. Other environmental organizations and stewardship groups will also attend. Musical performances by BOBS and LOLO with their band will make a return engagement. Raffle, door prizes, and food. Plus, the…

Sunday
May 6
8:00 AM

CLUB HIKE & TRAIL MAINTENANCE: Woodland Walk Trail

We will be doing a public hike in June to celebrate the 12th anniversary of the creation of Pinecone/Burke Provincial Park. To prepare for this, we need to check out the trail and do some brush clearing. It is an easy to moderate hike. This trail offers a lovely mature second growth forest with a beautiful waterfall. Some tools will…

Tuesday
May 8
7:30 PM

MONTHLY CLUB MEETING: Guest Speaker Alison Evely from GVRD Parks

Guest speaker will be Alison Evely from GVRD Parks who will talk about “Managing for Biodiversity at Colony Farm Regional Park”. Alison will discuss some of the special habitat features of Colony Farm and what is being done to protect and enhance them.

Saturday
May 12
6:00 AM

Dawn Chorus Walk at Maplewood with Jude and Al Grass

Greet the dawn with members of the Wild Bird Trust at Maplewood Flats and with naturalists Al and Jude Grass. Meet at the double gates opposite The Crab Shop (just before 2645 Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver). No dogs are allowed at Maplewood, leashed or unleashed.

For more info, call 604.924.2581.

Saturday
May 12
9:00 AM

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Knotweed Removal at DeBoville Slough

We need your help! Come out and help the Friends of DeBoville Slough for the first DeBoville Slough Japanese Knotweed control work party of 2007. Meet at DeBoville Slough, at Cedar Ave. & Victoria Drive Coquitlam. Wesbild will be helping out with equipment, beverages and lunch again this year. For more information call David at 604-941-2498 or email burkemtnman AT…

Saturday
May 12
10:00 AM

The Great Salmon Send-off

The Great Salmon Send-off hosted by the Stoney Creek Salmon Society at Stoney Creek Elementary School in Burnaby. Help more salmon kick their hatchery habit. BMN will attend with display and children’s puzzles. Volunteers are needed to assist with this event. If you can help, please phone Carole at 604-461-3864. Event runs from 10 am – 2 pm.

Saturday
May 12
1:00 PM

Celebrate 'International Migratory Bird Day' at Colony Farm

International Migratory Bird Day at Colony Farm Regional Park. The Park Association hosts their annual Partners in the Park event at Colony Farm . Tour the thriving community gardens at 2 pm and learn how the Park Association plans to restore the two remaining heritage buildings. BMN, as part of the “Birds on the Bay Events” will be hosting birding…

Sunday
May 13
8:00 AM

Morning Birding with Cathy Aitchison and VNHS at Burnaby Lake

Take a morning birding walk with Cathy Aitchison along the trails at the southwest end of Burnaby Lake. This is an easy walk through the shrubby lakeside vegetation, opening out in places for views of the lake. The large population of Wood Ducks should be in evidence as well as other waterfowl and many nesting Tree Swallows, warblers, vireos, and…

Sunday
May 13
10:00 AM

Organic Blueberry Plant Sale at Formosa Farm, Maple Ridge

The Western Canada Wilderness Committee invites everyone to Formosa Farm to rescue blueberry plants about to be destroyed by construction of a connector road for the Golden Ears Bridge (for which a portion of this Farm was expropriated). For $10 and up, you can purchase a plant that needs a new home. Funds will help the family relocate their nursery….

Sunday
May 13
1:00 PM

Free Walking Tour of the Arboretum at Riverview

Join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society on a Mother’s Day tour of the trees at Riverview. Meet on the uphill side on the Henry Esson Young Building (HEY) Building. To reach HEY building take Holly Drive through the hospital grounds, then go uphill on Oak Crescent, and the HEY is on your right on Kalmia Drive. Find parking, and meet…

Monday
May 14
7:00 PM

CPAWS Event: Journey to the Yukon's Three Rivers

Join the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) for a special event featuring stunning landscape and wildlife images, art, and songs inspired by the Yukon’s Three Rivers — the Snake, Wind and Bonnet Plume — presented on film and in person by guest speaker Juri Peepre of the Yukon. Also join Brian Brett, Haruko Okano and Gwen Curry, artists who…

Tuesday
May 22
7:30 PM

Free Forum: "How Can We Save BC's Mountain Caribou?"

Just a few decades ago, caribou were found across North America. Today many herds are struggling for survival. In BC’s inland temperate rainforest, the world’s only mountain caribou now number only 1,900 – down from 2,400 a decade ago. Right now, the BC government is considering whether or not to protect six million hectares of mountain caribou habitat, including some…

Saturday
May 26
8:30 AM

Birding Trip with Larry Cowan at Colony Farm

Join Larry Cowan and VNHS members for a half-day birding field trip to Colony Farm Regional Park in Coquitlam. Their target species will be the beautiful Lazuli Bunting which has been seen almost every year on this outing. Other species expected include Green Heron, Band-tailed Pigeon and Bullock’s Oriole. Meet the leader in the parking area at the east end…

Saturday
May 26
9:00 AM

CLUB HIKE: Alouette River Dykes

This moderate hike is along part of the Alouette River dykes system. It is a totally level loop hike in the Pitt Meadows area. The views are wonderful and there will be a chance to see birds. Roundtrip distance is approximately 13 km (8.1 mi). For carpooling and meeting place information, contact Gill (604-461-4873). Meet at 9am and return at…

Sunday
May 27
1:00 PM

Free Children’s Tree Walk at Riverview

Introduce your children or grandchildren to BC’s first Botanical Garden — a treasure-trove of trees, many of them over 90 years old and allowed to grow to their full potential. The walk begins at 1 pm at the front door of the Henry Esson Young Building (follow Holly Drive, turn up hill onto Oak Crescent then turn right onto Kalmia)….

June 2007

Saturday
Jun 2

Environment Week Special! Lazuli Bunting Walks at Colony Farm

The Colony Farm Park Association and Burke Mountain Naturalists host lazuli bunting walks around Colony Farm. This is the height of the nesting season for these colourful migratory songbirds and Colony Farm is the best place in the lower mainland to see them. Join leader Istvan Orosi for the 9 am walk. Al Grass and Istvan will lead a second…

Saturday
Jun 2
9:00 AM

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Knotweed Removal at DeBoville Slough

We need your help! Come out and help the Friends of DeBoville Slough for their second DeBoville Slough Japanese Knotweed control work party of 2007. Meet at DeBoville Slough, at Cedar Ave. & Victoria Drive Coquitlam. Wesbild will be helping out with equipment, beverages and lunch again this year. For more information call David at 604-941-2498 or email burkemtnman AT…

Saturday
Jun 2
10:30 AM

VNHS Hike to Burns Point

Join David Cook and VNHS for a hike along the Admiralty Point Trail to Burns Point in Belcarra Regional Park to look at the geology and forest ecology of this lower part of the Indian Arm fjord. Because the tide will be low, they will have an opportunity to view intertidal ecology and an eroded section of the beach where…

Sunday
Jun 3
8:00 AM

CLUB HIKE: Woodland Trail on Burke Mt

To celebrate the twelfth anniversary of the creation of Pinecone Burke Provincial Park, we will do an easy to moderate hike along the Woodland Walk Trail. This trip will be advertised as a public hike. On this outing we will travel through a lovely mature second growth forest and view a beautiful waterfall. Roundtrip distance is 7 km (4.4 mi)…

Sunday
Jun 3
11:00 AM

The Coquitlam River Celebration 2007

The Coquitlam River Watershed Society is hosting “The Coquitlam River Celebration 2007”. The location of the event is in the Upper Coquitlam River Park (near the gravel pits) on Pipeline Road. There will be watershed tours, nature walks, gravel pit tours, displays, artwork, and kids stuff. For more info call 604-942-3260.

11 am – 4 pm

Tuesday
Jun 5
1:00 PM

Climate change and Stanley Park - A Walk

An event held by the Stanley Park Ecology Society (Discovery Walk programme) to celebrate National Forest Week. Using Stanley Park as our class-room we will learn how plants colonized the area after the ice left about 10,000 years ago and how they dealt with climatic fluctuations since then. They will note changes taking place at the present time and how…

Wednesday
Jun 6
7:30 PM

Wild Salmon are Sacred: an evening with Alexandra Morton

Please join Georgia Strait Alliance for our Annual General Meeting and an evening with one of BC’s most inspirational scientists, authors and photographers. Wild Salmon are Sacred: an evening with Alexandra Morton. There is no one who better exemplifies our passion for this region – its communities, waters and wildlife – than Alexandra Morton. Her tireless work to protect the…

Saturday
Jun 9
10:00 AM

Birding Walk with Al Grass at Maplewood Flats

Join Al Grass at Wild Bird Trust’s Maplewood Flats (2645 Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver) for a tour to enjoy birds on a summer morning. Meet at the Sanctuary office for a 2 hour walk. No dogs, please.

For more info, call 604.924.2581.

Tuesday
Jun 12
7:00 PM

MONTHLY CLUB MEETING: An Outdoor Meeting at Riverview

Because the weather is typically too nice to meet indoors, our June meeting takes the form of a pleasant stroll through the Riverview Hospital grounds led by Don Gillespie. We will finish at Finnie’s Garden for refreshments kindly organized by Norma Gillespie and others. At Finnie’s, we will stop to enjoy the wonderful habitat improvements made this spring around the…

Sunday
Jun 17
1:00 PM

Public Tour of the Arboretum at Riverview

Don’t miss this opportunity for a delightful walk among the heritage trees on the Riverview Hospital Grounds. Walks are led by a volunteer arborist, and last about two hours, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or boots. We go rain or shine. Children to adults welcome. Dogs on leash are also welcome….

Thursday
Jun 21
7:00 PM

Free presentation by Parks Canada - "Understanding Carnivore-Human Encounters"

In coastal British Columbia we encounter wildlife at work and play, sometimes in our own backyards. Whether these encounters make us feel “lucky” or “unlucky” is determined by our views and actions, and by the opportunities available to the animals. As development increases in British Columbia, the ranges of wildlife and humans overlap more and more. If our vision for…

Saturday
Jun 23

CLUB HIKE: Munro Lake Trail Maintenance/Hike

This is another day spent on Burke Mountain doing some necessary trail maintenance. Most of the work needed is on the way to Munro Lake, but if time allows we might go as far as Dennett Lake. Roundtrip distance is 10 km (6.2 mi) with an elevation gain of 860 m (2830 ft). We will meet at 8:00 am. Return…

Sunday
Jun 24
1:00 PM

Tour of Riverview's Backyard

Join BMN’s Don Gillespie for a fantastic tour of Riverview’s backyard secrets. Don will lead a delightful stroll through the natural areas of the Riverview Hospital Grounds. Meet on the uphill side of the Henry Esson Young (HEY) Building. Riverview Hospital is located at 2601 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam: To reach HEY building take Holly Drive through the hospital grounds, then…

July 2007

Monday
Jul 2
9:00 AM

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Knotweed Removal at DeBoville SLough

Meet at DeBoville Slough, at Cedar Ave. & Victoria Drive in Coquitlam. Wesbild will be helping out with equipment, beverages and lunch again. For more information call David at 604-941-2498 or email burkemtnman AT shaw DOT ca. Although tools will be provided, please bring your own gloves and dress appropriately for the weather including hat and sunscreen. From 9 am…

Thursday
Jul 5
6:30 PM

"Protect Our Sacred Waters" Free Public Forum

This is Public Forum bringing together spiritual and political perspectives to inform and organize against water privatization in BC. It is an opportunity to hear the diverse voices of Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Christian and indigenous representatives who will share teachings on the “Sacredness of Water,” joined by members from the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, Citizens for Private Power and…

Thursday
Jul 5
7:30 PM

Special Evening Walk at Riverview through the Linden Trees

Join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society
for the annual Linden Tree walk on the
Riverview Hospital Grounds. Enjoy the lovely scent of these flowering trees as evening falls. For more information, see the RHCS website at www.rhcs.org (click here) or phone 604.290.9910.

Saturday
Jul 7
8:00 AM

CLUB HIKE: Munro Lake Viewpoint & Dennett Lake

A recently found viewpoint overlooking Munro Lake and the mountains beyond is the focus of this moderately strenuous hike. From the viewpoint, Munro Lake is at your feet and the Golden Ears Mountains are just a valley away. Dennett Lake will be a stopping point and if time allows we will wander around Munro Lake. Roundtrip distance is 12 km…

Wednesday
Jul 11
5:30 PM

Colony Farm Park Association Annual General Meeting

Please join the CFPA at the Farm for refreshments, great company and a brief meeting. Hostess with the most-est, Norma Gillespie, will provide a veggie-burger supper for your convenience beginning at 5:30 pm. The AGM starts at 7 pm. Linger longer after the meeting to participate in the bat watch beginning at 8:30 or so. We will meet in the…

Sunday
Jul 15
8:00 AM

CLUB HIKE: Burke South Slope Trail Maintenance/Hike

This is another day spent on Burke Mountain doing some necessary trail maintenance. We hope to get to Hourglass Lake and possibly farther. Roundtrip distance is approximately 14 km (8.7 mi) with an elevation gain of 765 m (2500 ft). We will meet at 8:00 am. Return at 5:00 pm. For more info contact Ian at 604.939.4039.

Sunday
Jul 15
1:00 PM

Public Tour of the Arboretum at Riverview

Don’t miss this opportunity for a delightful walk among the heritage trees on the Riverview Hospital Grounds. Walks are led by a volunteer arborist, and last about two hours, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or boots. We go rain or shine. Children to adults welcome. Dogs on leash are also welcome….

Saturday
Jul 28
10:00 AM

Free Nature Walk in Hastings Park Sanctuary

Members of the Hastings Park Conservancy’s Environmental Committee and guest naturalists lead monthly nature walks through the Sanctuary in Hastings Park. Guest naturalist this month is Al Grass. The walk starts from the northeast corner of the Sanctuary (near the red barns and the Playland restrooms). The sanctuary has just passed the 100-bird-species mark, so come out on July 28th…

August 2007

Saturday
Aug 4
8:30 AM

Birding at DeBoville Slough & Minnekhada with Larry Cowan

Join Larry Cowan and members of the Vancouver Natural History Society for a birding trip to Coquitlam’s DeBoville Slough and Minnekhada Regional Park. Expected species of note will be Osprey, Bullock’s Oriole, Green Heron and Band-tailed Pigeon. All were seen on last year’s outing. Meet Larry in the parking area at Victoria & Cedar Drives in Port Coquitlam at 0830….

Thursday
Aug 16
7:00 PM

Free Evening Nature Walk in Hastings Park Sanctuary

Legendary naturalist (and BMN member) Al Grass will lead an evening walk at Hastings Park Sanctuary. The walk will start from the northeast corner of the Sanctuary (near the red barns and the Playland restrooms). For further information, contact Virginia Downes at 604-255-9458 or vdownes (AT) shaw (DOT) ca.

Sunday
Aug 19
1:00 PM

Public Tour of the Arboretum at Riverview

Don’t miss this opportunity for a delightful walk among the heritage trees on the Riverview Hospital Grounds. Walks are led by a volunteer arborist, and last about two hours, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or boots. Tours go rain or shine. Children welcome. Dogs on leash are also welcome. Directions: To…

Saturday
Aug 25

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Eelgrass Transplant

Here’s an opportunity to get cooled down on a summer day and do a bit of good for the environment. This is an invitation to help restore the eelgrass beds that historically ringed Port Moody Inlet’s subtidal edge. Eelgrass is a foundation species that provides a protected and food rich growth area for juvenile salmon when they emerge from local…

Sunday
Aug 26
1:00 PM

Tour of Riverview's Wilder "Backyard"

Join BMN’s Don Gillespie for a walking tour of Riverview’s backyard secrets. Don will lead a delightful stroll through the natural areas of the Riverview Hospital Grounds. Meet on the uphill side of the Henry Esson Young (HEY) Building. Riverview Hospital is located at 2601 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam: To reach HEY building take Holly Drive through the hospital grounds, then…

September 2007

Saturday
Sep 8
8:00 AM

CLUB HIKE: Burke Summit

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

Tuesday
Sep 11
7:30 PM

MONTHLY CLUB MEETING: Guest Speaker Al Grass on "Stanley Park"

Our “guest” speaker this month will be our own Al Grass, noted BC naturalist and BMN member, who will provide a slide presentation on the natural history of Vancouver’s most famous green space, Stanley Park — “Wilderness on the Doorstep : Discovering Nature in Stanley Park”. This is also the title of a new guidebook written by Al and other…

Friday
Sep 21

Environmental Film Festival in Burnaby

Green Ideas Network has partnered with the City of Burnaby and is pleased to host its 1st Environmental Film Festival to kick off celebrations leading up to World Rivers Day. This free event showcases two evenings of timely and award-winning documentaries on local, national and global issues affecting our rivers and environment. Come and view these solutions-based screenings aimed to…

Sunday
Sep 23
11:00 AM

14th Annual TREEFEST on Riverview Grounds

Here is the 14th annual opportunity to celebrate the trees on the Riverview Lands in a BIG way! Activities at this year’s Treefest include static and interactive displays (including BMN’s displays and children’s puzzles), live entertainment, a tour of the historic buildings with architect/historian Donald Luxton, hourly tours of the heritage trees, tours of Riverview’s “Backyard”, plant sales and exhibits…

Sunday
Sep 23
12:30 PM

Free Children's Tree Tour at Treefest

At the Treefest Celebration on Sunday, September 23rd on the Riverview Hospital lands, there will be a Children’s Tree Tour. The walk starts from the Serenity Gardens at 12:30 pm and finishes there at 1:15. A children’s performer (song, dance and puppetry) called Zox of the Forest will then entertain in the Serenity Gardens from 1:15 – 2:00. This tour…

Thursday
Sep 27
3:00 PM

SFU Speaker Series on Climate Change

This is the first of a 6 part series on the Earth’s most pressing problem. All discussions will be held at SFU Burnaby Campus, free of charge. Part 1: “Science and Perceptions of Climate Change” Dr. Tim Cooper, UCFV Physics Dr. Allison Shaw, UBC Forest Resources Management Thursday Sept. 27 3pm Room: C9001 All lectures are an hour and a…

Saturday
Sep 29
8:00 AM

CLUB HIKE & TRAIL MAINTENANCE: Coquitlam Lake View Trail

This is one more day spent on Burke Mountain doing some necessary trail maintenance. We will make it to the trail’s end where Coquitlam Lake and Colony Farm are within view. Roundtrip distance is approximately 9.4 km (5.8 mi) with an elevation gain of 580 m (1905 ft). We will meet at 8:00 am. Return at 4:00 pm. For meeting…

Saturday
Sep 29
9:00 AM

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Knotweed Removal along DeBoville Slough

Join the Friends of DeBoville Slough, BMN and other community stewards for a morning of weed-whacking on the dykes. We will attempt to remove much of the highly invasive Japanese knotweed with the help of the City.

Contact Dave 604-941-2498 for more information.

See the website of the Friends of DeBoville Slough.

Sunday
Sep 30
12:00 PM

BC Rivers Day Celebration in PoCo

Celebrate BC Rivers Day at Peace Park in Port Coquitlam on the Pitt River by Kebet Way. BMN will be there with displays on the Upper Pitt and Riverview plus children’s activities. We will also lead a nature walk along the dike. More info will be posted shortly.

October 2007

Saturday
Oct 6
9:00 AM

Birding with Larry Cowan at Colony Farm

Colony Farm Regional Park will be the location of a half-day birding field trip lead by BMN member and expert birder Larry Cowan. There should be a good variety of late migrants and returning over-wintering species. Meet your leader Larry Cowan (604-465-1402) at the parking area at the east end of Colony Farm Road adjacent to the Community Gardens at…

Tuesday
Oct 9
7:30 PM

MONTHLY CLUB MEETING: Botanist Terry Taylor on "All About Mushrooms"

BMN’s guest speaker will be Terry Taylor, renowned botanist from Nature Vancouver. Topic will be “All About Mushrooms”.

The meeting begins at 7:30 pm in the hall of Como Lake United Church (on the corner of Marmont and King Albert in Coquitlam). For more info, contact Victoria at 604-937-5379 or votton <AT> sfu <DOT> ca.

Thursday
Oct 11
3:00 PM

SFU Speaker Series on Climate Change

This is the second of a 6 part series on the Earth’s most pressing problem. All discussions will be held at SFU Burnaby Campus, free of charge. Part 2: “Hot Air: Meeting Canada’s Climate Change Challenge” Dr. Mark Jaccard, SFU Resource and Environmental Management Thursday Oct.11 (part of the SFU Sustainability Festival) 3pm Room: C9001 (send mail to votton <at>…

Thursday
Oct 11
6:00 PM

Community Consultation on Indian Arm Prov. Park

Public consultation on draft management plan for Indian Arm Provincial Park at Belcarra Village Hall, 4084 Bedwell Bay Road, 6-8 pm. If you can’t attend this meeting, one is being held on Wednesday, Oct. 10 in the district of North Vancouver (Parkgate Community Centre, 2625 Banff Court). For further info, email ichaw <at> twnation <dot> ca, phone 604-924-4187 or see…

Thursday
Oct 11
7:30 PM

Wild Water, Wild Earth -- Premiere Show!

Join Mark Angelo, renowned adventurer, paddler, teacher, and conservationist, on a visually-spectacular journey to the wildest reaches of the planet. Thursday, October 11th - 7:30 PM Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby A sequel to Mark’s highly-acclaimed Riverworld program which took audiences on an amazing round-the-world journey by river, Wild Water, Wild Earth spans seven continents and travels by both…

Saturday
Oct 13
8:00 AM

CLUB HIKE: Buntzen Creek (Halvor Lunden Trail)

On this moderately strenuous hike, we will use the finely constructed Halvor Lunden Trail up Buntzen Creek to gain the top of Eagle Ridge. Then, instead of turning north along the ridge, we will take a relatively new trail to a rocky outcrop overlooking the “Cypress Lake Plateau” and Fraser Valley beyond. Roundtrip distance is about 8-9 km (5-5.5 mi)…

Saturday
Oct 13
9:00 AM

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Planting at Noons Ck Hatchery

Volunteer Planting Bee at the Noons Creek Hatchery in Port Moody. Help to restore a wetland damaged during a windstorm last winter. Fallen trees and associated debris will have been removed by machinery; now, volunteers are needed for the finishing touches to plant native shrubs around the perimeter of the restored wetland. Refreshments will be provided as a reward for…

Saturday
Oct 13
6:00 PM

“For the Love of Local Food”

Enjoy a 3 course delicious buffet-style meal of local food hosted by the Coquitlam Farmers Market at the Poirier Community Centre in Coquitlam. $40 per person. Cash bar with BC wines. Tickets available at the Farmers Market or see the MakeBakeGrow website.

Sunday
Oct 14
9:00 AM

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Nestbox Installation at DeBoville Slough

The Friends of DeBoville Slough are holding a grass seed planting party and nestbox installation bee. Meet at DeBoville Slough on the intersection of Cedar Ave. & Victoria Drive in Coquitlam. If you would like to volunteer please call Dave at 604-941-2498.

9 am – noon

Sunday
Oct 14
1:00 PM

Free Public Walking Tour of Riverview's Heritage Trees

Experience the legacy of BC’s first Botanical Garden — a treasure-trove of trees, many of them over 90 years old and allowed to grow to their full potential. The walk begins at 1 pm at the front door of the Henry Esson Young Building (follow Holly Drive, turn up hill onto Oak Crescent then turn right onto Kalmia). The C35…

Thursday
Oct 18
3:00 PM

SFU Speaker Series on Climate Change

This is the third of a 6 part series on the Earth’s most pressing problem. All discussions will be held at SFU Burnaby Campus, free of charge. Part 3: “The Role of Green Technology” Dr. Bill Rees, UBC School of Community and Regional Planning Thursday Oct.18 3pm AQ3154 (send mail to votton <at> sfu <dot> ca for more info on…

Thursday
Oct 18
7:00 PM

Parks Canada Speakers Series: Kayaking in Gwaii Haanas

This is another in the series of free presentations hosted by Parks Canada. “Kayaking in Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site” What makes Gwaii Haanas such a special sea kayaking destination? Comprising the southern third of the Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands archipelago, Gwaii Haanas is huge, beautiful, and challenging. Picture unspoiled coastal rain forests, natural hot springsand…

Saturday
Oct 20
9:30 AM

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Planting Hedgerows at Colony Farm

Volunteers are needed to help plant a hedgerow for wildlife on the Port Coquitlam side of Colony Farm Regional Park. Our goal is to plant just before the rains come – but the rains might arrive first so, please, dress appropriately for the weather. If school classes or businesses want to participate as a group during the next week, please…

Sunday
Oct 21
8:00 AM

HIKE and VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Village-Lake Trail Maintenance/Hike

This is our last day spent on Burke Mountain doing some much needed trail maintenance. This is the trail linking the Ski Cabin Village to the Munro Lake Trail. Roundtrip distance is approximately 12 km (7.5 mi) with an elevation gain of 825 m (2700 ft). We will meet at 8:00 am. Return at 4:00 pm. This trip may or…

Thursday
Oct 25
5:30 PM

SFU Speaker Series on Climate Change

This is the fourth of a 6 part series on the Earth’s most pressing problem. All discussions will be held at SFU Burnaby Campus, free of charge. Part 4: “Changing Climate, and Climate Change for Change in BC” Dr. John Clague, SFU Earth and Ocean Sciences Dr. Bob Anderson, SFU Communication Thursday, Oct.25 5:30pm room: AQ3154 (send mail to votton…

Sunday
Oct 28
11:00 AM

Salmon Come Home Event at Hoy Creek

This is a great event for families. There will be music, short guided walks, kids’ crafts and more. Oh, and there will be salmon there too! (in Hoy Creek). BMN will be there with our display and children’s activities. As usual, we will lead a short nature walk into the riparian forest. The walk will begin at 2 pm. 11…

Sunday
Oct 28
2:00 PM

Free Guided (Short) Walk along Hoy Creek

This is an ideal walk for families with little kids. Part of the Hoy Creek Salmon Come-Home Festival, we walk for about 30 mins along the path through the riparian (tree’d) area along Hoy Creek. You’ll learn about the importance of this area to the fish in the water of Hoy Creek. Walk begins at 2 pm. Distance covered is…

November 2007

Saturday
Nov 3
8:00 AM

Metro Vancouver Park’s 'Super Saturday' for Regional Park Volunteers

This free annual event offers breakfast (for early birds), lunch plus snacks, interesting guest speakers and an opportunity to network with Park volunteers from around the lower mainland…all conveniently close at BCIT in Burnaby. This year’s events look better than ever – keynote speaker will be biologist Richard Hebda on the signs of global warming in BC. Because BMN is…

Saturday
Nov 3
9:00 AM

Birding with Larry Cowan at DeBoville Slough and Minnekhada

Another great way to spend a November day – join Larry Cowan and Nature Vancouver members (Nature Vancouver is the new name for VNHS) for a half day birding trip to DeBoville Slough and Minnekhada Park. Meet Larry at the corner of Victoria and Cedar Drives in NE Coquitlam at 9 am. Contact Larry at 604-465-1402 or lawrencecowan <at> shaw…

Sunday
Nov 4
8:00 AM

CLUB HIKE: “Belcarra Bluffs”

We will end the year as we began, with a hike in Belcarra Regional Park. On this occasion we will climb to the heights of the park and make our way out to rocky bluffs which should afford a fine view looking down Burrard Inlet toward Vancouver. This is an easy to moderate hike. Roundtrip distance is about 5 km…

Wednesday
Nov 7
5:30 PM

Book Launch -- John Calvert's "Liquid Gold: Energy Privatization in British Columbia"

Please join BC Citizens for Public Power, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, COPE 378, the Council of Canadians and the Western Canada Wilderness Committee and John Calvert to launch his new book “Liquid Gold: Energy Privatization in British Columbia”. John Calvert is an associate professor at Simon Fraser University, where he teaches public policy. He has a PhD from…

Thursday
Nov 8
4:30 PM

SFU Speaker Series on Climate Change

This is the fifth of a 6 part series on the Earth’s most pressing problem. All discussions will be held at SFU Burnaby Campus, free of charge. Part 5: “The Role of Transportation” – A Panel Discussion Bob Wilds, Gateway Council Dr. Gordon Price, SFU Urban Studies Allen Domaas, Fraser River Port Authority Shane Simpson, MLA Environment Critic Thursday, Nov….

Tuesday
Nov 13
6:30 PM

CLUB MEETING: Guest Speaker is SFU Glaciologist Gwenn Flowers

Guest speaker will be SFU professor and glaciologist, Gwenn Flowers, talking on “The dynamics of glaciers in a changing climate". At Como Lake United Church, corner of Marmont and King Albert Avenue in the older part of Coquitlam.

Wednesday
Nov 14
6:00 PM

Free Slideshow on Photographing N. American Birds

Bird watchers and photographers are invited to meet Port Coquitlam photographer Damon Calderwood, author of Flights of Fantasy: Photographing North American Birds. Calderwood will give a slide show presentation and answer questions about his work. In Flights of Fantasy, Calderwood captures extraordinary images of relaxed birds nesting, feeding and caring for their young. With a digital camera and high-speed strobes,…

Thursday
Nov 15
7:30 AM

Fall Forum of the Greater Vancouver Invasive Plant Council

The Greater Vancouver Invasive Plant Council hosts their fall forum and AGM at the Shadbolt Centre, 6450 Deer Lake Avenue in Burnaby featuring a number of interesting speakers. For more info, click here.

8:30 am–1 pm

Friday
Nov 16
11:00 PM

Harrison Eagle Festival

This event grew from a former BMN field trip to become one of the best events in the lower Fraser Valley to enjoy eagles, salmon and other wildlife. This is a loop driving tour with sites such as Inch Creek, Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve, Tapadera Estates, Kilby Store and Stave Lake Power House all part of this event on…

Sunday
Nov 18
8:30 AM

Winter Farmers Market

Coquitlam Farmers Winter Market at the Port Moody Social Rec Centre, 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody.

From 9:30am – 3:30 pm

Sunday
Nov 18
10:00 AM

Hyde Creek Salmon Festival

Hyde Creek Salmon Festival at the Hyde Creek Recreation Centre in Port Coquitlam. BMN will be there with displays and children’s activities.

Event runs from 11am-3pm.

Tuesday
Nov 20
6:30 PM

Free Public Lecture: "Beak of the Finch" Researchers

A free public lecture by Drs. Peter and Rosemary Grant about their research on Darwin’s finches on the Galapagos Islands. The Grants are internationally renowned biologists from Princeton University who have been studying the evolution of Darwin’s finches on the Galapagos Islands for 35 years, conducting the most significant evolutionary field study of all time. As a married couple who…

Thursday
Nov 22
2:00 PM

SFU Speaker Series on Climate Change

This is the sixth of a 6 part series on the Earth’s most pressing problem. All discussions will be held at SFU Burnaby Campus, free of charge. Part 6: “The Role of Local Economies” Dr. Mark Roseland, SFU Centre for Sustainable Community Development DenaKae Beno, SFU Sociology Thursday November 22 3pm room: C9001 (send mail to votton <at> sfu <dot>…

Thursday
Nov 22
6:00 PM

Regional Growth Public Meeting

In November, Metro Vancouver (formerly known as GVRD) are hosting a meeting to talk about regional growth challenges. How can growth be accommodated on a limited land base? How will we provide the housing that will be needed for a growing and aging population? How will we keep Metro Vancouver prosperous and competitive in the global economy? How will people…

Saturday
Nov 24
6:00 PM

Why is our Agriculture Land Important - An Evening and Dinner

An evening and dinner with three of B.C.’s strongest advocates fof the Agricultural Land Reserve: * MICHAEL SATHER, MLA Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows * HAROLD STEVES, COUNCILLOR Grandfather of the ALR * BILL TIELEMAN, COLUMNIST 24 HOURS Magazine ST. ANDREWS CHURCH 22165 Dewdney Trunk Road Maple Ridge Doors Open at 6:30 pm Dinner at 7:00 pm Tickets: $20.00 To Purchase Tickets,…

December 2007

Friday
Dec 7
11:00 PM

Birding with Larry Cowan to Pitt Polder

Join Larry Cowan and members of Nature Vancouver for a half day birding trip to the Pitt Polder in search of over-wintering raptors, waterfowl, northern shrikes and american dippers. Meet in the McDonald’s parking lot on the SW corner of Lougheed and Harris Road in Pitt Meadows. Contact Larry at 604-465-1402 or lawrencecowan <AT> shaw <DOT> ca.

Saturday
Dec 8
10:30 AM

Worldwide Day of Action on Climate Change

Join thousands of Canadians coast-to-coast in an event urging the government to honour Kyoto.

BRING YOUR CELL PHONES!!!

December 8th, 11:30 – 2pm, at the Vancouver Public Library

Speakers:

Saturday
Dec 8
12:00 PM

Climate Change Movie Appreciation on "An Inconvenient Truth"

Haven’t seen this film yet? Here’s your chance to see it with Dr. Joseph Lin in Chinese (Mandarin) and English at Coquitlam City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way at Pinetree Way, Coquitlam. Showing organized by Coquitlam Multicultural Advisory Committee & Green Club. 1~3:30 pm For more info, please contact: Caresse Selk Program Coordinator – Environmental Programs City of Coquitlam – Parks…

Sunday
Dec 9
8:00 AM

Winter Farmers Market

Coquitlam Farmers Winter Market at the Centennial Room, Poirier Community Centre in Coquitlam.

From 9am – 1pm

Sunday
Dec 9
11:00 AM

Rally to Protect Park Land and Pacific Spirit Park

Please attend this rally as it is important to show strong public support for this and other parks. Rally will include a walk about the land proposed for development.
More information can be found by clicking here.

Parking lot of Pacific Spirit Regional Park Office on 16th Avenue, just west of Blanca.

Tuesday
Dec 11
6:30 PM

CLUB MEETING: AGM and Silent Auction

BMN Annual General Meeting and Silent Auction. We will elect officers for the coming year and raise funds for restoration of the bunkhouse at Colony Farm Regional Park. Slide show by Ian McArthur and possibly others on BMN hikes and events from the past year. NOTE: Doors open at 7:00 pm. At Como Lake United Church, corner of Marmont Avenue…

Saturday
Dec 29
11:00 PM

Annual Christmas Bird Count in the Tri-Cities Area

If you can help by serving as an area captain or wish to participate, please contact Mike Griffin at 604-942-5326. $5 registration fee.
Volunteers are needed! Potluck supper for all participants will be hosted by Liz and Doug. For info on the potluck, pls call Liz at 604.939.9571.

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