Category Archives: Special Event

EcoBlitz 2016 – North Avalon Restoration Site

Thanks to our wonderful volunteers who came out for Sunday’s EcoBlitz at the North Avalon Restoration Site at the east end of Burnaby Lake. We are so grateful for the George Ross Legacy Grant of $4000 we received to purchase new tools and 218 native species:

  • Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
  • Western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla)
  • Western redcedar (Thuja plicata)
  • Red alder (Alnus rubra)
  • Big leaf maple (Acer macrophyllum)
  • Dull Oregon-grape (Mahonia aquifolium)
  • Red huckleberry (Vaccinium parvifolium)
  • Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis)
  • Sword fern (Polystichum munitum)
  • Indian plum (Oemlaria cerasiformis)
  • Black twinberry (Lonicera involucrata)
  • Beaked hazelnut (Corylus cornuta)
  • Lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina)
  • Hooker’s fairybell (Disporum hookeri)
  • Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus)

Mother Nature obviously approves as the weather was perfect for our planting and we completed the task under dry skies.

We ❤️ our volunteers!

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Come CELEBRATE CREEPY CRAWLIES with us on ‪#‎CANADAParksDay‬:-

Saturday, July 16, 10 am to 4 pm at the Burnaby Lake Nature House

The BLPA will be joining Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Interpreters in the celebration with our display and games. Explore the amazing world of bugs. Go on a bug hunt with a park interpreter and zoom in with a microscope. Join the Environmental Youth Alliance on a search for local bees. Check out a collection of intriguing invertebrates from the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. Make your own wearable “bug bling” craft. Learn about one of the local waterways from our friends Eagle Creek Streamkeepers.