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November 2013

Nov 27

Port Moody OCP - Town Hall Meeting Nov 27th, 7pm in the Inlet Theatre

Do you recognize the site shown on the Home Page of this website? It’s one of the proposals for the “Oceanfront District” planned for the land now occupied by the Mill & Timber sawmill — directly to the west of Rocky Point Park in Port Moody. To find out what else is planned for the City that values its "small…

September 2013

Sep 26

New Hiking Guidebook Available

Author and BMN member Lyle Litzenberger has just published Burke & Widgeon – A Hiker’s Guide. This is the first guidebook for Burke-Pinecone Park, and describes hikes ranging from 20 minute strolls suitable for every age and fitness level, to multi-day hikes that will challenge even the most experienced hiker. This 260 page book has detailed trail descriptions including total…

Sep 5

Receive Updates from the National Energy Board on the Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion

To demonstrate to the National Energy Board that thousands of Lower Mainland residents are concerned and want to be involved in any decision regarding Kinder Morgan’s plan to build a bigger pipeline, much larger storage facilities on Burnaby Mountain and expanded tanker berths in Burrard Inlet, please consider registering for updates on this project. Simply go to the National Energy…

August 2013

Aug 9

Have a yellow jacket nest you want to 'donate to Science'?

SFU biologists are interested in obtaining yellow jackets for their research on pheromones in these social wasps. If you have a yellow jacket nest on your property and want it safely removed (for free!), please email Sebastian Ibarra at: sibarra AT sfu DOT ca. (Yellow jackets nest almost exclusively in holes in the ground or in crevices in rocks or…

May 2013

May 23

$5000 Donation from TD Canada Trust

As part of opening celebrations of a new TD branch in Port Coquitlam, BMN has received an extremely generous donation of $5000 from the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. With this money along with funds raised by BMN several years ago, we will produce A Young Explorer’s Guide to Nature in the TriCities. This guidebook is designed to get…

May 22

Knotweed Work by the Friends of DeBoville Slough

Japanese knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum) is a highly invasive plant that grows rapidly and crowds out native plants destroying natural habitat in the process. For years, the dykes along DeBoville Slough in Port Coquitlam were badly infested until the Friends of DeBoville Slough began an aggressive program of regularly cutting the knotweed down to the ground. The cut plants were then…

May 7

World Migratory Bird Day (May 11th)

Vancouver joins a host of other people from around the world who also celebrate birds. For the third year in a row, Vancouver celebrates World Migratory Bird Day during a week-long series of events from May 4-11, 2013. We will also join International Migratory Bird Day to celebrate the migration of birds in the Americas. Look for bird displays in…

April 2013

Apr 2

Photos of the 'Heron Walk' at Colony Farm Park

A Heron Walk is a walk to view herons, and has nothing to do with herons themselves walking…. Two guided Heron Walks were held last month by members of the Colony Farm Park Association, with the help of several BMN members. Photographer Jennifer Gauthier of the Coquitlam NOW newspaper attended one of the walks, and her photos can be enjoyed…

March 2013

Mar 28

Scott Islands - Proposed Marine National Wildlife Area

The largest seabird colony in BC is once again being considered for Federal protection, this time it as a “Marine National Wildlife Area”. The “Regulatory Strategy for the Designation of the Proposed Scott Islands Marine National Wildlife Area” has been post to the Environment Canada website for a 60 day public consultation. YOU can go to this link and learn…

Mar 27

Video on 'Birds of the Okanagan: A Vanishing Legacy'

This short (6.5 mins) video clip features renowned ornithologist Dick Cannings talking about endangered birds in the Okanagan. Funding is from the Vancouver Foundation and the WIlderness Committee. BC still has no endangered species legislation.

Mar 17

Audubon Christmas Bird Count Results in our Area

BMN participated in the TriCities sector of the Pitt Meadows Christmas Bird Count (CBC) for the 20th consecutive year in 2012. We cover the west side of a circle based around Sheridan Hill, and the Alouette Field Naturalists cover the east side. The dividing line between west and east is, by tradition, the Pitt River. To view the results from…

February 2013

Feb 27

Oiled Wildlife First Responder Basic Training - March 17th

The Oiled Wildlife Society of BC and the Wildlife Rehabilitators’ Network of BC are happy to announce the Oiled Wildlife First Responder Basic Training course scheduled for March 16th 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Your participation in this training is a key step to ensuring the highest wildlife survival rate possible during an oil spill response; the more training you…

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