Calendar of Events 2017


Monthly Bird Counts

Meet at the upper kiosk in the parking lot in Lighthouse Park on the
First Sunday of every month (except January) at
8:30 a.m.  February 5, March 5;  8:00 a.m. April 2; 7:00 a.m. May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6; 8:00 a.m. September 3


Educational Talks

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"Protecting Howe Sound for Future Generations"

with

Ruth Simons

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

2:00 - 4:00 pm

West Vancouver Memorial Library - Welsh Hall


 

 

Ruth Simons is the Executive Director of the Future of Howe Sound Society and a life long resident in the region. Since 2011 the Society has networked with many Howe Sound organizations with shared values for Howe Sound. FHSS has been engaging with various levels of government, First Nations, and stakeholders to encourage the development of an integrated, sustainable land and water management plan for Howe Sound, taking into account the principles of environ-mental protection, livability and economic sustainability. In May, 2016 Ruth began chairing the Howe Sound UNESCO Biosphere Region Initiative. She will explain the results of the working group's efforts and how a UNESCO Biosphere Region can help achieve our common goals for pro-tection of Howe Sound for future generations

 

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"Glenn Ryder, an Old School Naturalist"

with

Phil Henderson, B.Sc., R.P.Bio

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

2:00 - 4:00 pm

West Vancouver Memorial Library - Welsh Hall

 

 

The passing of Glenn Ryder in 2013 marked the end of an era in nature observation and recording. No one in British Columbia and possibly anywhere else devoted so much time to the study of nature. He rejected a formal educa-tion for one in the woods. Nature was the only subject he cared for and the outdoors was the only classroom he willingly attended. Who was Glenn Ryder, what did he accomplish and why should we know him? Phil Henderson is a zoologist and environmental consultant from Fort Langley, B.C. who had the good fortune to spend a lot of time with Glenn in the woods during the last 15 years of Glenn’s life.

 


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 Annual General Meeting, 2 pm

followed by talk at 3 pm

 

Speaker to be announced

 

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

 2:00 - 4:00 pm

 Lighthouse Park - Phyl Munday Hut

 

Members of the public are permitted to attend the AGM and talk. Paid membership required to vote. 

 


Volunteer Opportunities 2017

For all volunteer events please wear old clothes, sturdy shoes and work gloves.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28th, 9:00 am - Noon

IVY PULL, LIGHTHOUSE PARK (Age 14 years and up for this event please)

Meet at the Water Lane entrance on north boundary of park.


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18th, 9:00 am - noon

WEED PULL, CAULFEILD PARK (Age 14 years and up for this event please)

Meet at the anchor on Pilot House Road


SATURDAY, MARCH 11th, 9:00 am - noon

IVY PULL, LIGHTHOUSE PARK (12 years and under with an adult please)

Meet at the upper kiosk in the Lighthouse Park parking lot.


SATURDAY, MAY 6th, 9:00 am - noon

BROOM PULL, LIGHTHOUSE PARK (Age 14 years and up for this event please)

Meet at the upper kiosk in the Lighthouse Park parking lot.