Making it happen.
We've got lots to celebrate. Courtesy of the George Ross Legacy Stewardship Program, we recently approved four new and exciting projects.
Two Barn Owl Nest Boxes
๐Ÿ“Boundary Bay Regional Park
Boundary Bay Park Association

Owl nest boxes help sustain and expand the barn owl population by building safe, productive nesting areas for barn owls and help support the survival of the species.

Bat Monitoring
๐Ÿ“Minnekhada Regional Park
Minnekhada Park Association

Wildlife monitoring is an essential part of conservation. This new monitoring equipment records and detects bat colonies while mapping and geotagging their locations.
Pollinator Garden
๐Ÿ“Derby Reach Regional Park
Derby Reach Brae Island Park Association

The pollinator garden will benefit many of our local pollinating insects, bees, butterflies, and even bats, by providing essential habitat and food sources.
Hedge Row Improvements
๐Ÿ“Boundary Bay Regional Park
Delta Heritage Air Park

This project will allow new native vegetation to have a lasting effect on improved bird and wildlife habitat, improve aircraft operational safety and amplify public participation in Delta.
Life in Colour
The Kanaka Creek Mural Project will tell the story of salmon and their importance to the many levels of local and global ecosystems. The mural will not only illustrate the salmon life cycle, but demonstrate itโ€™s interaction with local species in birds, bears, orcas, and humans.

We have selected Todd Polich, an artist who is implementing a program called "the Art of Empowerment". The local community will be involved in the many facets of mural design from beginning to end. The mural is designed to engage all ages, demographics, and artistic levels in each step of the mural process from concept to creation.

Stay tuned for the grand reveal!
Pollination Station
In Pacific Spirit Regional Park, we've turned an overgrown, weedy slope into a meadow of wildflowers for local pollinators. This was all made possible with the support of the REEL Earth Day Challenge back in April.

Not only for bees and other pollinators, this project will improve water quality and increase carbon sequestration by planting local, deeper rooting plants.

While there are no guarantees that the flowers will bloom this year (it depends on the weather), by next year, the revitalized meadow will be a beautiful place to visit and reconnect with nature.

Looking for tips on starting your own pollinator meadow?

Here's what was planted at Pacific Spirit Regional Park in Vancouver:

Mountain Bromegrass: Bromus marginatus
Slender Wheatgrass: Elymus trachycaulus
Blue Flax: Linum lewsii
Woolley Sunflower/ Oregon Sunshine: Eriophyllum lanatum
Pearly Everlasting: Anaphalis margaritacea
Farewell to Spring: Clarkia amoena
Hendersonโ€™s Shooting star: Dodcatheon hendersonii
โ€œOf all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.โ€

-John Muir
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