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BC Nature
Know Nature and Keep it Worth Knowing

Our 51 member clubs throughout BC protect, restore and steward wetlands. BC Nature is a provincial partner of the Wetlands Stewardship Partnership. www.bcnature.ca


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BC Wildlife Federation, Wetlands Education Program
The BCWF is a province-wide voluntary conservation organization representing hunters, anglers and outdoor recreationalists, whose aims are to protect, enhance and promote the wise use of the environment for the benefit of present and future generations.

BC Wildlife Federation's Wetlands Education Program (WEP) established in 1996 in order to deliver quality education that builds the capacity of individuals and groups to assess their wetland assets, and, using this new knowledge, increase community and ecosystem health throughout British Columbia.

BCWF wetland workshops include: Map our Marshes, Wetlandkeepers, and the Wetlands Institute, an intensive 7 to 8 day biennual workshop that covers options for protection and provides hands-on training in monitoring, enhancement and wetland restoration techniques. BCWF has hosted workshops in dozens of communities across the province in partnership with local and regional organizations to meet their conservation objectives.

www.bcwf.net/index.php and www.bcwfbogblog.com/


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Burns Bog Conservation Society
Championing the conservation of Burns Bog and other peatlands through education

Since its beginning in 1988 the Society focused on educating people the need to protect Burns Bog and other peatlands through conservation. In 2004 four levels of government came together to purchase 5025 acres of Burns Bog. The Society continues to work to keep Burns Bog safe by raising awareness about the need to protect the "lungs of the Lower Mainland" for future generations. This takes the place of education programs speaking up when Burns Bog is threatened. The Society filed a lawsuit against the South Fraser Perimeter Road in November 2010. It is working to change the Corporation of Delta's bylaw I3 Industrial extraction to conform to recommended international standards.

The Society is working with the community to oppose rezoning of 89 acres of Burns Bog from "Research Study Area" to "Mixed Use."

www.burnsbog.org


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Burrard Inlet Environmental Action Program &
Fraser River Estuary Management Program

BIEAP's Vision: "a thriving port and urban community co-existing with a healthy environment"
FREMP's Vision: "a sustainable Fraser River estuary characterized by a healthy ecosystem, economic development opportunities, and continued quality of life in and around the estuary"

The Burrard Inlet Environmental Action Program (BIEAP) & Fraser River Estuary Management Program (FREMP) are inter-governmental programs established to coordinate the environmental management of Burrard Inlet and the Fraser River Estuary, respectively. Since wetlands are an integral part of the Burrard Inlet and Fraser River estuary ecosystems, wetland conservation efforts are embedded in the policy coordination for strategic management and in the harmonized decision-making performed by the BIEAP-FREMP partnership.

www.bieapfremp.org


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Camosun Bog Restoration Group
Camosun Bog restored to a healthy and sustainable ecosystem, appreciated and protected by all

Over the last 15 years we have worked to restore 1 hectare of Camosun Bog. With this work almost complete we have started to assist in restoration of the Stanley Park bog and the Trout Lake bog.

www.camosunbog.org


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Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society — BC Chapter
That Canada will keep at least half of our public land and water forever wild for the public trust.

CPAWS-BC is committed to conservation through our work on several campaigns to protect many of British Columbia's unique terrestrial and marine environments.

www.cpawsbc.org/


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Ducks Unlimited Canada
That Canada will keep at least half of our public land and water forever wild for the public trust.

To attain, by the time of DUC 100th Anniversary in 2038, a mosaic of functionally integrated landscapes capable of perpetually sustaining healthy populations of waterfowl and other wildlife through the retention and restoration of their ecological integrity.
DUC works in partnership with both government and non-government organizations to secure wetlands through private land acquisition, conservation covenants and Crown Land Designation and to restore and enhance freshwater and tidal wetlands. In the Fraser River delta, over 428 ha in freshwater wetlands and 29,143 ha in tidal wetlands have been secured along with 720 ha of farmland.

www.ducks.ca


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Evergreen
Evergreen's mission is to inspire and enable action to green cities.

Evergreen believes that metropolitan environments and their surrounding ecosystems, including wetlands, are important sites of conservation and urban sustainability. In our Uncover Still Creek Program, we are working with schools and community groups to promote healthy watersheds and community stewardship of waterways and wetlands.

www.evergreen.ca


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Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition
The Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition is dedicated to promoting healthy watersheds in the Fraser Valley by supporting local stewardship groups with expertise and resources, facilitating multi-stakeholder planning processes, and undertaking public education and habitat enhancement projects.

The Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition works with its partners in the Fraser Valley to implement wetland restoration projects, monitoring programs, and education. The Coalition draws on its network of partners to ensure that each project considers multispecies benefits, and also incorporates maintenance, monitoring, volunteer opportunities and education. Current projects include the restoration of nearly 38,000m2 of floodplain habitat in the District of Mission. Recent education events include hosting a Wetlandkeepers workshop (with BCWF), Bioblitzes, and bioengineering workshops.

www.fvwc.ca


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Nature Vancouver (Vancouver Natural History Society)
To work for the complete protection of endangered species and ecosystems

Nature Vancouver has worked for protection of many wetlands, Maplewood being one of the most prominent.

www.naturevancouver.ca


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Pacific Parklands Foundation
Pacific Parklands Foundation — we are the Foundation for the Future of Our Parks

Our mandate is the preservation, conservation and enhancement of Metro Vancouver's regional parks system. We help to raise funds that directly support Metro Vancouver's Ecological Health Action Plan and their target to secure 10% of currently unprotected wetlands by the end of 2012 and protect all by 2021.

www.pacificparklands.com


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Pacific Salmon Foundation
To achieve healthy, sustainable and naturally diverse populations of wild Pacific salmon for generations to come.

Our work in wetlands is conducted through community organizations that make application to PSF. We view wetlands as critical components of many salmon ecosystems, and coastal wetlands and salt marshes are increasingly appreciated as salmonid rearing habitats during their adaptation to the marine environment. Estuary conservation and restoration is to become a targeted priority within PSF.

www.psf.ca


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Parksville Wetlands Initiative
Raising awareness of the Parksville Wetlands and supporting the securement of this valuable habitat.

In 2009, site assessment findings were presented at a Columbia Mountains Institute of Applied Ecology wetlands conference. In 2010, The Land Conservancy of BC become involved and requested an acquisitions report. A presentation was made to Parksville City Council in 2012 to explore partnership building opportunities.

http://parksvillewetlands.weebly.com/


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Purple Thistle Youth Urban Agriculture Project
To provide space, resources, and mentorship for youth working collectively to reclaim public space through growing food, habitat restoration, and urban permaculture.

We are currently remediating a marginal wetland on the edge of the CN rail tracks in East Van's industrial corridor that has been heavily polluted and used as a dump site. We are removing invasives, clearing trash, establishing native wetland plants, posting signage, and preparing the site for educational purposes.

http://radiclebeets.wordpress.com


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South Coast Conservation Program
The SCCP is a multi partner conservation program helping facilitate projects and activities to restore and protect species and ecological communities at risk on the South Coast of B.C.

The SCCP works to connect various partners working on species and ecological communities at risk on BC's South Coast (Lower Mainland). This includes a number of priority species such as Western Painted Turtle, Northern Red-legged Frog and Oregon Spotted Frog. All associated with a range of wetlands including bogs, swamps, marshes and vernal pools.

www.sccp.ca


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Squamish River Watershed Society
The Squamish River Watershed Society is a projects based organization with a holistic approach towards watershed management within the Sea to Sky Corridor.

The SRWS has helped to restore and enhance over a dozen wetlands in the Sea to Sky Corridor including tidal wetlands, groundwater ephemeral wetlands, and lined wetlands. A large component has also been developing and implementing monitoring and maintenance strategies with community partners. It is our hope to carry on this work into the future and raise awareness in the Corridor on the importance of wetlands and wetland habitat and develop and implement wetland protection in our area through education programs, regulations and best management practices in the District of Squamish and Squamish Lillooet Regional District by-laws and OCP, and community outreach.

www.squamishwatershed.com


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The Thirsty Gardener
To empower people to live sustainable lives through the practice of permaculture

Through education and the consultation of sustainable living solutions we aim to help individuals and business reduce their impacts on our shared wetland ecosystems

www.thethirstygardener.com


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WWF - Canada
WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature by conserving the world's biological diversity; ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable ; and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.

In BC WWF is working to ensure the environment's water needs are protected in the proposed Water Sustainability Act by asking for the protection of environmental flow, the integrated management of ground and surface water, improved collaborative governance and management at a watershed scale for cumulative impacts.

www.wwf.ca


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