Celebrating World Wetlands Day

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017
7:30pm - 9:30pm
District Hall Council Chambers
355 W Queens Road

Our wetlands provide critical habitat for fish, birds, and other wildlife, but they also reduce our risk of flooding and erosion, stabilize our shorelines, and reduce the amount of carbon and other harmful gases in our atmosphere.

On World Wetlands Day, join us and other local experts as we share the work we're doing to help preserve our critical wetland ecosystem for the entire community, and learn how you can help protect them for generations to come.

The event is free, and there is no need to register in advance.

Speakers and topics

Topic Speaker Description
Introduction Tsleil Waututh Nation A member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation will speak to the importance of estuaries and the Nation’s connection with the Burrard Inlet. 
DNV Wetlands  Chelsea Nerpio and Tony Oak: District of North Vancouver A summary of wetlands within the District, its changing landscape, and the importance of protection.
Habitat Restoration in the Burrard Inlet  Dave Harper: BCIT Rivers Institute Details to come
MacKay Creek Marsh  Stormy MacKay, Emma Hoskins, and Jennifer Sibbald: BCIT students The story of the restoration of Mackay Creek Marsh. The students will touch on the importance of wetlands in urban environments, the process of ecological restoration, and the value of collaborative planning.
Wetland Loss and Current Regional Initiatives  Neil Fletcher: BC Wildlife Federation An overview of the importance of wetlands, wetland loss in the lower mainland, and regional initiatives to curb wetland loss and degradation.