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November 2011

Nov 23

Have Your Say on Cosmetic Pesticide Use in BC

The provincial government’s Special Committee on Cosmetic Pesticides is conducting province-wide consultations on the elimination of the unnecessary use of pesticides in British Columbia – so now is the time to have your say. Please take this opportunity to ask for a cosmetic pesticide ban in the province by sending in your comments today. These chemicals cause great harm to…

Nov 8

Dec 13th Silent Auction Proceeds to be Donated to 'Critter Care'

At the BMN monthly meeting in December, we will hold our annual Silent Auction with the proceeds going to the Critter Care Wildlife Society in Langley. Critter Care specializes the care and rehabilitation of injured or orphaned native mammals, and is one of only four bear rehabilitation facilities in the province. They are having a busy year caring for orphaned…

Nov 2

BadSeed Newsletter

To see the first edition of the Coquitlam Bad Seed newsletter, please click here. Many BMN volunteers have contributed to the City of Coquitlam’s ‘Bad Seed’ program, which aims to eliminate invasive plants in Coquitlam through public education and boots-on-the-ground weed-whacking parties.

October 2011

Oct 5

"Red Fish Up the River" - An Exhibition of the Kwikwetlem

Red Fish Up the River is an exhibition of Kwikwetlem First Nation cultural objects, regalia and archival documentation at the Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam. The exhibit also explores the importance of restoring sockeye to Coquitlam Lake and their canoe building project. The Gallery is open Monday-Saturday, noon-5 pm. For more information, please click here. Ongoing until November…

September 2011

Sep 30

BMN's Comments on Metro Vancouver's 'Parks Plan'

To read the letter submitted by BMN in response to Metro Vancouver public consultation on their draft Regional Parks Plan, please click here. BMN’s comments relating specifically to proposed farming at Colony Farm can be found under “Strategy 1.1.6 and 2.1.5” in this letter.

April 2011

Apr 12

How to identify Polistes dominula

The April issue of the BMN newsletter contains an article on how a non-native wasp — the European paper wasp, Polistes dominula — is taking over our bird boxes at Colony Farm. Colour versions of the photographs that accompanied that article and links to the references can be seen here.

March 2011

Mar 1

Campaign to Protect the Plants of PINK MOUNTAIN

At our February BMN meeting, members and guests were enthralled with Ron Long’s fabulous photos of rare plants on the narrow plateau of Pink Mountain, located in northeast BC about 180 km northwest of Fort St. John. According to the Conservation Data Center, there is no other location in BC which supports such a unique plant community with such a…

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