Galiano Island Wetlandkeepers Workshop
NOTE: This course has been rescheduled to August 7-9, 2020 due to COVID-19. If you are registered, you will receive email updates.
When: August 7 to 9th , 2020
(from 5pm to 9pm on August 7th, and 9am to 5pm on August 8th and 9th)
Where: The Millard Learning Centre on Galiano Island
Cost: NO CHARGE! ($100+ value)
The Galiano Conservancy Association and the BC Wildlife Federation’s Wetlands Education Program presents Wetlandkeepers, a free public workshop. Wetlands can filter water, mitigate flooding, and provide critical habitat to hundreds of species. Unfortunately, wetlands are disappearing at an alarming rate and need our protection.
BCWF’s Wetlandkeepers Course is a 2.5 Day workshop that educates participants about wetland conservation. Each workshop is unique but will cover basics such as:
- wetland plant ID
- wetland classification
- wetland restoration techniques
- and more
Wetlandkeepers is a mix of hands-on fieldwork and in-class presentations that provide participants with the technical skills to steward their own wetland. The Galiano Island Wetlandkeepers will highlight some of the wetland initiatives happening locally, including the creation of an educational wetland at Millard Learning Centre. Upon completion of the workshop, participants receive a Wetlandkeepers Certificate and are provided follow up support from the Wetlands Education Program Manager.
Participants will have the opportunity to register for a campsite at the time they register for the workshop. Use of the washrooms and showers at the Learning Centre are included with the campsite.
For more information, you may contact:
Alyssa Purse, Wetlands Education Program Coordinator (BCWF)
604-882-9988 ext 239
Adam Huggins, Restoration Coordinator (Galiano Conservancy)