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Beating back the Burdock at Summit Lake Provincial Park

September 26, 2017:  We had a great day working with students from Nakusp Elementary School with some of our partners including: the Columbia Basin Watershed Network (CBWN), Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS), Arrow Lakes Environment Stewardship Society, and Darcie … Continue reading

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Wetland Assessment

One of our SWAMP Biologists, Ryan Durand, of EcoLogic Environmental Consultants, participated as a presenter in a BC Wildlife Federation workshop including 16 participants from the Lillooet region.  Participants were lead through wetland classification, soil analysis, plant identification, and assessment forms. … Continue reading

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Species-at-Risk in the Slocan Watershed

The Slocan Wetland Assessment and Monitoring Project (SWAMP) is pleased to announce that a report on species-at-risk in the Slocan watershed has been completed. The report describes the occurrence of 47 species-at-risk that have been found through a literature search … Continue reading

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SWAMP Integrated Community Priorities for 2016/17

   

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The Swamp Beacon – (Mitrula elegans)

Read the report: The Swamp Beacon

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Want to learn more about your wetland?

If you have a wetland and want to be part of an innovative study, we are looking for wetlands on private land to be included in our study on wetland health!  

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SWAMP’s Marcy Mahr wins environmental education award

“Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN) awards of Environmental Education Excellence recognize environmental educators and organizations which demonstrate excellence in environmental education in the Canadian Columbia Basin.   Marcy Mahr was recognized for her experience and dedication to environmental education.” http://cbeen.ca/2016-awards-of-excellence/Continue reading

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SWAMP presentation in New Denver

The SWAMP presentation on March 5, 2016 was well described in a report in the Valley Voice newspaper. Here is some excerpts from the article. “The Bosun Hall in New Denver was packed on March 5 for the ‘Secrets of … Continue reading

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Valley Voice Presentation Description

The following is an excerpt from the Valley Voice newspaper announcing the SWAMP presentation event. Funding for this event was provided by RDCK, Walter Popoff Area H. “This is an opportunity for the public to talk to a number of … Continue reading

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Rare Species of the Slocan Watershed

SWAMP is pleased to release a new report on the Species-at-Risk in the Slocan Watershed. The report summarizes the species-at-risk that the SWAMP field team identified during the 2014 and 2015 field seasons. These observations were mainly incidental in that … Continue reading

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