BCIT News reports on BLPA Nest Box Program

On Sunday, January 21, a hardy group of volunteers braved the elements and headed out around Burnaby Lake for our annual nest box servicing. This year, BCIT News Journalism student Tanushree Pillai was there to capture the day`s activities.

Tanu also tweeted details of the process.

We still have more boxes around the Lake to service. Once all of them are completed, we hope to have results of our data collections by March 2018.

Thanks Tanushree for coming out and to our fantastic volunteers.




Saving Burnaby Lake

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

 – Margaret Mead

Meet Joe Sadowski, one of the BLPA’s founding members in 1972.


Photo/Story: Metro Vancouver “Humans of Regional Parks”

“In the late 1960s, Burnaby was running into problems with disposal of garbage. So the idea was that they would use this area as a garbage dump. Our group became very active politically; our plan was to preserve this lake. Our group became known as the Burnaby Lake Park Association. I’ve been volunteering in this park for about 45 years. It makes me feel good to see how the park is being used. I could not imagine it being a garbage dump. It is a very pleasant surprise to see the number of people using it.”

An invitation to a special event to discover more

Learn about the community activists who worked to clean up and preserve the aquatic environment of Burnaby Lake. Community members are invited to bring their own stories and memories to share. This talk is presented by Rebeca Salas. Rebeca Salas is a museum registrar at the Burnaby Village Museum. As an MA candidate in geography at Simon Fraser University, Rebeca is interested in the relationship between memory and place.

DATE:    Wednesday, October 11
TIME:     7:00 to 8:00 pm
PLACE:  McGill Branch, Burnaby Public Library – 4595 Albert Street

This event is free, but space is limited. To avoid disappointment please register online  or by calling 604-436-5400.

Saving Burnaby Lake is one of eight events in the Burnaby Neighbourhood Histories Series. Presented in partnership by the Burnaby Village Museum, the Burnaby Public Library, and the Burnaby Historical Society.

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Fall 2017 Stewardship dates

Mark your calendars! save-the-date-ozark-chamber-of-commerce-missouri-t6kzdg-clipart

We hope you’ve had a good August and were able to get out and enjoy the sunshine and perhaps get out and explore more Metro Vancouver Regional Parks to celebrate the 50th Anniversary and get your passports stamped. 

It’s hard to believe it’s September already and the unofficial start to Fall. We have the dates of our stewardship activities here including our two EcoBlitzes in October.  We’ll add details to our listings in our Event Calendar as we find out more.  If you have any specific questions or are thinking about bringing your community or corporate group, please contact Ann, our Volunteer Coordinator at info@burnabylakepark.ca.  If you can RSVP, it will be helpful to us to plan for snacks and equipment.

See you in the park!