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Never Flush Wipes: My Morning at a Metro Vancouver Wastewater Pump Station

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Never Flush Wipes: I toured the Metro Vancouver’s Port Moody Pump Station to check out the strain wipes and other items have on the waste system

Alpine Blossom Festival at Sun Peaks

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Sun Peaks is hosting one of the most Instagrammable festivals around at the end of the month. The Alpine Blossom Festival combines music, entertainment, yoga, outdoor movies, and those wonderful bouncy castles, with the enjoyment of the natural beauty that springs to life in the alpine at this time of year. Alpine Blossom Festival at […]

The Big and the Small of It in Stanley Park

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This post has been contributed by Kathleen Stormont, Communications Specialist with the Stanley Park Ecology Society (“SPES”). I have been following SPES since I moved into the West End over a decade ago and I have been a member for four years. I wanted to offer the team an opportunity to share their news, events, […]

Burns Bog Fire

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On Sunday afternoon, smoke billowed from Burns Bog, a 3,500 hectare ombrotrophic peat bog in Delta. It could be seen from the Fraser Valley to the North Shore, with ash falling in Delta and Surrey, and many Vancouverites (myself included) woke in the wee hours of the morning due to an overwhelming wildfire smell Downtown. […]

Salmonberries in Stanley Park

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This post has been contributed by Michael Murray, Communications Volunteer with the Stanley Park Ecology Society (“SPES”). I have been following SPES since I moved into the West End over a decade ago and I have been a member for four years. I wanted to offer the team an opportunity to share their news, events, […]

Beauty is a Beast: Invasive Plants Threaten Stanley Park

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This post has been contributed by Alicia Fontaine, Volunteer Coordinator with the Stanley Park Ecology Society (“SPES”). I have been following SPES since I moved into the West End over a decade ago and I have been a member for four years. I wanted to offer the team an opportunity to share their news, events, […]