Media release from the British Columbia Wildlife Federation (BCWF):
BCWF’s Wetlands Education Program is excited to announce the Sea to Sky Series, a series of eight Wetlandkeepers Workshops in the Sea to Sky Corridor from 2009 – 2011.
The Sea to Sky Corridor, extending from West Vancouver to Pemberton, is a highly diverse ecosystem that has been impacted from the widening of the Sea to Sky Highway. Through hands-on fieldwork and training at different sites, wetlands will be restored rehabilitated and conserved. Upon completion of a two and a half day Sea to Sky Series workshop, participants will enhance a wetland and gain knowledge to implement community-based stewardship projects in their own backyards.
In the summer of 2009, workshops will be held at wetlands in Whistler and Horseshoe Bay, while planning for the remaining sites is underway.
These projects will raise awareness and education about the benefits of wetland conservation to the communities, government, tourists and developers along the Sea to Sky Corridor. The Wetlandkeepers Sea to Sky Series will leave lasting legacies showcasing restored and conserved wetlands in the area for future generations.
For more information about the workshops, to provide input or to get involved, please visit: www.bcwf.bc.ca