Tag Archives: stewardship

EcoBlitz 2017-1

EcoBlitzPoster-FB-Event-2017-10-15

Be a Champion for Native Plants!

Join the Burnaby Lake Park Association as we continue to restore the North Avalon Restoration Site. We are hosting a Weedbusters work party and will be planting native plants around a site where some fishing trails will be closed off. There will still be some Himalayan Blackberry and other invasive plants to remove as a last clean-up before planting.

Wear sturdy footwear and long sleeves and pants for protection from the thorns. Dress for the weather. We will provide tools and gloves

We’re planning for special post work party refreshments so please help us get organized by sending a quick RSVP’ to Ann at info@burnabylakepark.ca. Thank you!

Check here to see how to get to the park by transit or driving.Passport

If you haven’t already done it, pick up a Metro Vancouver Regional Parks 50th Anniversary passport. Visit some of the other Metro Vancouver Regional Parks and get the passport stamped to earn rewards and enter to win prizes.

If you are interested in bringing a group to help out or for more information, call 604-520-6442 or email the Burnaby Lake Park Association Volunteer Coordinator at info@burnabylakepark.ca. You can request to be added to the email list that gets sent out with confirmation of meeting locations and times, or if there are any weather related updates.

Keep up to date with all of our events by checking our website, Facebook events and join us on Twitter and Instagram @BurnabyLakePark

Our next EcoBlitz event is Sunday, October 22, meeting at the Burnaby Lake Nature House.

 

Saving Burnaby Lake

Saving Burnaby Lake

McGill Library
Wednesday, October 11
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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.

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.

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

burnaby-village-museum-carousel_logo    bpl

Burnaby World Rivers Day 2017

World-Rivers-Day-Logo

“Rivers are the arteries of our planet; they are lifelines in the truest sense.”
                                                                                                               ~Mark Angelo

World Rivers Day is celebrated by millions of people around the globe. The event was created by Burnaby resident and internationally renowned conservationist, Mark Angelo. Mark will be on site and speaking during the ‘Welcoming Remarks’ at 1:00 pm. His advice on World Rivers Day is to go to a river, creek, or stream—and do it with a kid. In 1993, the City of Burnaby was the first municipality in BC to proclaim BC Rivers Day.

Join us as we celebrate World Rivers Day! 

Burnaby Village Museum is hosting a free, fun, family celebration.   World Rivers Day fun includes displays from community stewardship groups, entertainment, hands-on activities, displays and demonstrations. Plus, the Village and Carousel will be open.  More information »

World Rivers Day is a global event celebrating rivers in Canada and around the world. This year, 2017, will be the 13th anniversary of World Rivers Day and 37th annual Rivers Day in BC.