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Nest Box Servicing 2018

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Help service the nest boxes around Burnaby Lake that provide homes for wood ducks, swallows, chickadees, and flying squirrels.  Collect valuable data that helps us to understand how these species are doing in our park as well as making any adjustments to increase nesting success.

It is important that you dress for the weather, and waterproof footwear is highly recommended.  We’ll provide the gloves, tools and snacks.

​Ages 8+

IMPORTANT:  Please keep an eye on our website or social media for any change of plans due to the weather. The forecast is for a similar winter so we may need to adjust due to conditions. You can also sign up with our volunteer coordinator at info@burnabylakepark.ca and get put on the list to receive any updates by email.

Did you know? 

Records show the first nest boxes put up by the BLPA’s predecessor, the Burnaby Outdoor Education Association, in 1974. Over the years, founding member Joe Sadowski has continually refined and improved the design of them so they suit our We(s)t Coast weather.

Best of all, you can click on this link to find our plans here to build your own nest box!

EcoBlitz 2017-1

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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.

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