Calendar of Events


Monthly Bird Counts

Meet at the upper kiosk in the parking lot in Lighthouse Park on the
First Sunday of every month at
8:30 a.m.  Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 1


Educational Talks

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Mushroom Walk

with

Dr. Kent Brothers

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Lighthouse Park

 

 

Dr. Kent Brothers has a keen interest in biodiversity in general and has studied macro-fungi in particular for nearly 20 years.  He is past president of the Vancouver Mycological Society, served on the advisory board of E-Flora BC, and is a member of the Pacific Northwest Key Council that develops identification guides for fungi.  Please meet at the upper kiosk in the parking lot for a pleasant and highly informative guided walk in Lighthouse Park.

 

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'Marine Bird Surveys & and Citizen Science in BC'

What they can tell us about the state of seabird populations in our waters

with

Dr. David Bradley

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

2:00 - 4:00 pm

West Vancouver Memorial Library - Welsh Hall

 

With a background in animal behaviour and avian conservation, Dr. David Bradley manages the Bird Studies Canada BC programs, includng the BC Coastal Waterbird Survey, the Beach Bird Survey, and studies of seabirds and invasive mammalian predators in Haida Gwaii.  He will present an updated analysis of the seabird data for the past 18 years.

 


Volunteer Opportunities

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th, 9:00 am - Noon

WEED PULL, CAULFEILD PARK

Meet at the anchor on Pilot House Road


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15th, 9:00 am - noon

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

Meet at the upper kiosk in the Lighthouse Park parking lot


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29th, 9:00 am - noon

PLANTING & MULCHING, THE DALE PARK

Meet at the corner of Water Lane and The Dale


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5th, 9:00 am - noon

PLANTING & MULCHING, THE DALE PARK

Meet at the corner of Water Lane and The Dale


CAPILANO UNIVERSITY'S EARTHWORKS - Catalysts & Conservation Speaker Series

Free informative lectures

September 27th, 7:00 pm - Blueshore Performing Arts Centre

WILD SALMON IN THE 21ST CENTURY:  ENERGY, TRIAGE & CHOICES - Ken Ashley

Our market-driven economy runs the risk of undermining the very ecological foundation on which it flourishes.  If we want wild salmon, how do we prioritize the conditions for their survival?


October 18th, 7:00 pm - Blueshore Performing Arts Centre

CAPTURING CARBON - Geoff Homes

In Squamish BC, a pilot project by Carbon Engineering is underway to pull CO2 out of the atmosphere - and turn it into a fuel.


November 1st, 7:00 pm - BOSA Centre

GO LOCAL:  THE STORY OF HOWE SOUND - Bob Turner

After decades of industrial pollution, Howe Sound appears alive again with the return of creatures like whales and dolphins.  But large-scale plans for reindustrialization are looming including and LNG port.  What happens now?


November 15th, 7:00 pm - BOSA Centre

CREATING A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE:  PIPELINE POLITICS & PROTESTS - Tzeporah Berman

A generation ago, Tzeporah stood with the protesters blocking the devastation of Clayoquot Sound forests.  Today, she compels us to take urgent action on Climate Change, and confront the economic and environmental disaster associated with fossil fuels.