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Sunday, February 26
Birding walk along Fraser River and Sturgeon Banks
Join Kelly Sekhon for a birding walk along Fraser River and Sturgeon Banks in Richmond. Meet at 9 am at Tim Hortons on #3 Road across the street from Aberdeen station of Canada Line SkyTrain. Bring a lunch and a hot drink and change for bus fare. Dress for cold and windy weather.
We will walk all the way to Garry point (10 km) and take the bus back to Aberdeen Station. For more information, please contact Kelly kellysekhon@yahoo.com  by email only. Cell phone 778-979-0558 for last minute updates. Note: Parking for all day may be a problem so use transit or park somewhere in town and then take Canada Line to Aberdeen station.
Organized by Nature Vancouver refer to www.naturevancouver.ca

Cammidge House Heritage Day | all ages
Sun, February 26, 1~4 pm
BOUNDARY BAY REGIONAL PARK
Join us at Cammidge House to get a peek into the local history. Enjoy tea and baked goods. Meet at Cammidge House.
Presented by Boundary Bay Park Association. FREE Drop by anytime.
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Thursday, March 2
Madagascar – The “Eighth Continent”
Peter Candido
Because of its isolation from other land masses for about 90 million years, Madagascar is one of the most biologically distinct regions on earth.  Approximately 90% of its animal and plant species are endemic.  Madagascar is home to five endemic bird families, an endemic primate family, the lemurs, of which there are over 100 species, more than 260 species of reptiles, 266 species of amphibians and a remarkable diversity of invertebrates.
Join Peter for a comprehensive birding and wildlife tour covering all major habitats of this amazing island.
at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Mary’s (Kerrisdale) Anglican Church, 2490 West 37th Avenue (at Larch Street), Vancouver.
Organized by Nature Vancouver refer to www.naturevancouver.ca

Friday, March 3
Nature Walk at 8th Avenue Trail
Join Bob Puls to walk the section of the South Langley Regional Trail from 256th Street to 264th Street. This is a fairly new trail, recently completed by the Back Country Horsemen, as the last link between the Campbell Valley and Aldergrove Regional Parks. The trail is nicely gravelled all the way, with wooded sections interspersed by stream valleys crossed by a couple of brand new bridges, and a variety of open and closed habitat. Meet at 9:00 am at 1062 – 256th Street.
lease phone 604-856-7534 for information and to let us know to expect you.
Organized by Langley Field Naturalists

Saturday, March 4, 10:00am
Burkeville Park–Sea Island
Stroll through the historic community of Burkeville on foot exploring this neighbourhood’s unique characteristics.
Meeting spot: Burkeville Park playground (between Airport Drive and Catalina Crescent).
www.richmond.ca/walk

March 4, 10am-12pm
Pollinator and Mason Bee Info Session
at Earthwise Garden (6400 3rd Avenue, Delta, near Centennial Beach)
Want to own a mason bee condo? Wondering what the best plants are for pollinators? Curious about what pollinators do and why they are essential to us? Our Pollinators and Mason Bee Info Session is the right place for you to come for all this and more regarding native pollinators! This event will feature: Keynote speaker Julia Common, Chief Beekeeper at Hives for Humanity; Feed the Bees’ Ian Tait; and, a talk on the technical aspects of maintaining a mason bee condo by David Robinson followed by a garden tour to explore the world of mason bees and discover some of the best bee-friendly plants! There will also be a mason bee and honey sale.
Entry fee is $10 for an individual and $20 for a family (parents and children). You can also preorder your mason bee kit for $25 or buy it for $35 on site on March 4th on a first-come first-served basis. This event is a fundraiser and the money will be re-invested into our charitable programs such as the Feed the Bees program.

DELTA CASUAL BIRDING WALK
Wednesday, March 8, 9:00am – noon
Boundary Bay Regional Park
Join Tom Bearss and his informal birdwatchers for a 2 1/2 hour amble. Enjoy the abundance of resident and migratory species, including shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors, and smaller birds.
Bring binoculars if you have them. The outing will end with beverage and snack at historic Cammidge House.
Meet: Cammidge House in Boundary Bay Regional Park, Delta
Info: 604 940 9296 or tom.bearss@dccnet.com, Hosts: Delta Nature:
No charge for events; voluntary donation for snacks

Thursday, March 9, 7:30 p.m
Diving in Indonesia
Jennifer Ingram
Jennifer is an avid traveller, scuba diver, and underwater videographer. Be prepared to share in the beauty of this remote diving destination.
held at the Unitarian Centre at 949 West 49th Avenue (at Oak Street), Vancouver. 
Organized by Nature Vancouver refer to www.naturevancouver.ca 

Saturday, March 11
Jericho Park Birding
This is a half day field trip covering the Park. Look for migrants. Meet at the West entrance N.W. Marine Drive and Discovery Street at 0900 hrs.. There is limited free parking and public transit. The walk is about 3 hours. There are washroom stops along the way. Note all my walks to date in 2017 start at 9:00am.Leader: Adrian 604 263 7957.
Organized by Nature Vancouver refer to www.naturevancouver.ca

Saturday, March 11
Nature Walk at Houston Trail in Derby Reach Regional Park.
Join biologist Phil Henderson as we go in search of any early spring bird migrants – plus bryophytes which include mosses and their relatives; tiny but beautiful plants that flourish in moist, shady sites. We will also drop down to the wetland water edge to have a look for waterfowl. Bring binoculars and hand lenses if you have them. Meet at Houston Trail parking lot on Allard Crescent, Langley at 9:00 am.
Please phone 604-888-1571 for information and to let us know to expect you.
Organized by Langley Field Naturalists

Sunday, March 12
Nature Walk along Brunette River
Join Kelly Sekhon for a nature walk along Central Valley Greenway in Burnaby and New Westminster. We will look for birds and early signs of spring.
Meet at 9 am outside the Sperling SkyTrain station on the Millennium Line. If you have to drive, then find a parking spot at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex (# 20 on the MAP) and meet the group in front of Bill Copeland Sports Centre (3676 Kensington Ave., Burnaby) at around 9:20 am.
We will walk along the north shore of Burnaby Lake and along Brunette River through Hume Park to catch the SkyTrain at Braid Street. Please bring a lunch, hot drink and transit fare. Difficulty Rating A5.
Please remember to “spring forward" and turn your clocks ahead one hour the night before, so you don’t get left behind. Contact Kelly by e-mail kellysekhon@yahoo.com . Cell phone 778-979-0558 for last minute updates.
Organized by Nature Vancouver refer to www.naturevancouver.ca

Tuesday, Mar 14 (10 – 11am)
Crescent Park Nature Discovery
Come discover art in nature! Look up close at nature’s patterns and colours, watch a tree dance, paint with grass stains, and create your own masterpiece in the forest. Parent participation required. Meet in the east parking lot, next to the playground. Ages 5+, rain or shine. For more information, call 604-502-6065 or visit www.surrey.ca/parks.
Crescent Park (132 St between 28 Ave and 26 Ave)

Thursday, March 16
Mapping the Anthropocene for Canada’s boreal forest
Dr Paul Pickell
Description of the talk: Canada’s boreal forest has been fundamentally transformed by humans during the Anthropocene, a recent and on-going era when human activities have exceeded nearly all natural bounds. Dr. Paul Pickell will discuss how humans have engineered novel ecosystem patterns in the Canadian boreal forest and share contemporary observations of the Anthropocene as seen from space. About the speaker: Paul is a post-doctoral research fellow of forestry at the University of British Columbia. His award-winning research has explored how humans transform landscapes and engineer ecosystems in the Canadian boreal frontier.
at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, 49th at Oak, Vancouver.
Organized by Nature Vancouver refer to www.naturevancouver.ca

Friday, March 17
Nature Walk at Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park – Chilliwack

Join Al Grass to explore this 107 hectare sensitive wildlife habitat which is comprised of a lake, a marsh and forests. It is a popular bird-watching area where 184 different bird species have been recorded plus it is home to many insects and mammals.   Please bring water and lunch/snacks – there is a nice picnic area. Meet at 9:00 am in the parking lot.
For map see: http://www.fvrd.ca/EN/main/parks-recreation/parks-trails/cheam-lake-wetlands-regional-park.html. Please phone 604-538-8774 for information and to let us know to expect you.
Organized by Langley Field Naturalists

March 18, 10am – 1pm
Earthwise Society’s family-friendly Rain Day
at the Earthwise Garden at 6400 3rd Avenue, in Delta (near Centennial Beach)
A free event that will be held during Spring Vacation! The event is kid-focused and will feature a children’s entertainer, an interactive dance, rainstick crafts, and a water band. There will be a Rain Sculpture contest that community members can vote in as well as a chance to walk around Earthwise’s organic garden. Kids can wear and show off their favourite rain gear and umbrellas. We aim to make rain more fun and to increase appreciation of its ecosystem benefits in our coastal temperate rainforest! Everyone is welcome. www.earthwisesociety.bc.ca/events/

Saturday, March 18
Half-day Birding Field Trip at Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
Join John Chandler for a half-day birding trip to Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Ladner. We will be looking for Snow Geese and other waterfowl as well as raptors. Remember to bring some money for the small admission fee and dress for chilly and/or wet weather. You may want to bring your lunch and a hot drink to enjoy in the warming hut after your walk. Meet John at the Reifel gift shop at 0900. Contact John  john@alandaletraining.com  at 604-839-8777.
Organized by Nature Vancouver refer to www.naturevancouver.ca

Saturday, March 18, 10:00am
London Farm
Begin at the historic London Farm House, which includes a fully restored heritage house, barn and old farm equipment that illustrates Richmond’s rural history, and continue through the Britannia Shipyards.
Meeting spot: Parking lot across from the London Heritage Farm House, 6511 Dyke Road.
www.richmond.ca/walk

Bird Language
Sunday, March 19, 1 to 2:30 pm
Learn how to speak bird! Join Stephanie McKay of Souring Eagle Nature School to discover what the birds are talking about and how they can tell you what’s going on in the forest.
Nature Kids For children ages 5 to 13
Join expert naturalists and discover the natural world at our doorstep.
Register at www.eventbrite.ca/d/canada–north-vancouver/naturekids/
More at www.lynncanyonecologycentre.ca/  Phone: 604-990-3755
Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Road, North Vancouver

Wednesday, March 22 (10 – 11 am)
Bear Creek Wildlife Walk – for Kids!
Test out your wildlife tracking skills at Bear Creek Park! Look for the eagle nest, check out wildlife trees, and take a peek in the creek – who will you see? Parent participation required. Meet at the south edge of the parking lot, in front of the water park. For more information, call 604-502-6065 or visit www.surrey.ca/parks.
Bear Creek Park (13750 – 88 Ave)

Saturday, March 25
Birding at DeBoville Slough/Minnekhada RP
Join us for a half day birding trip to Coquitlam’s DeBoville Slough/Minnekhada RP. Osprey, hummingbirds, and swallows should be back on their breeding grounds. Spring migrants will also be moving through the area. With luck we should catch a glimpse of Sandhill Crane, Red Crossbills, Band-tailed Pigeon and Western Meadowlark. Meet in the main parking lot adjacent to the public washrooms at Cedar & Victoria Drives in Port Coquitlam at 0900. We will position an appropriate number of vehicles in the parking lot off Quarry Road in Minnekhada RP for our return trip. Larry Cowan lawrencecowan@shaw.ca 604-307-0931.
Organized by Nature Vancouver refer to www.naturevancouver.ca

Saturday, March 25
Nature Walk at Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club, 1284 – 184th Street, Surrey

Join Al Grass to walk the interpretive trails along the Little Campbell River to look for the plants and shrubs as they sprout new vegetation and flowers as well as any early bird migrants. While it might be early spring it can still be a little cool, so please dress warmly and wear proper foot wear.  There will be a guided tour of the hatchery following the walk. Meet at 9:00 am – please park by the Hall which is in the upper parking lot. Please phone 604 538 8774 for information and to let us know to expect you.
Organized by Langley Field Naturalists
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Saturday, April 1, 10:00am
Hamilton/McLean Park
Explore the East Richmond neighbourhood of Hamilton on this walk that winds through Hamilton Community Park and loops Mclean Park and the surrounding community.
Meeting spot: Hamilton Community Centre, 5140 Smith Street (playground on the east side of the parking lot).
www.richmond.ca/walk

Sunday, April 2
Horth Hill Park – Birds and Spring Wildflowers
Join Kelly Sekhon on our annual botany and birding trip to see the spring wildflowers and birds at Horth Hill, within walking distance of the Swartz Bay ferry terminal.
We will walk on to the 9 am ferry at Tsawwassen and catch the 5 pm ferry back. Foot passengers must purchase tickets 10 minutes before sailing time. Bring lunch, drinks and suitable clothing for a day in the open. Difficulty Rating: Easy walking (about 8km) with a short uphill section.
Contact Kelly by e-mail kellysekhon@yahoo.com  to register for the trip and to arrange carpools. Cell phone 778-979-0558 for last minute updates.
Organized by Nature Vancouver refer to www.naturevancouver.ca

Saturday, April 15, 10:00am
McDonald Beach
Dog-friendly walk
Pass along the North Arm of the Fraser River on this serene walk on Sea Island that is a pleasure for airplane and bird-watching enthusiasts.
Meeting spot: North end of McDonald Road at the McDonald Beach parking lot.
www.richmond.ca/walk

Thursday, April 20
Among kangaroo paws and grass trees:
The incredible spring flora of Western Australia
Gary Lewis
Description of talk: Join Gary for a trip Down Under to explore an out of this world flora you have likely never even dreamed of – a world of banksias and feather flowers, donkey orchids and spider orchids, eucalypts and myrtles and, of course, kangaroo paws and grass trees. In this talk you’ll see wonderful photography from his trip as well as learn about why this area of the world is considered a biodiversity “hot spot.”
at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, 49th at Oak, Vancouver.

Organized by Nature Vancouver refer to www.naturevancouver.ca

Saturday, April 22
Birding Port Coquitlam’s Pitt River Dyke
Join us for a half-day birding field trip along Port Coquitlam’s Pitt River Dyke north from the east end of Nicola Place back to the parking lot at DeBoville Slough. This field trip covers some excellent dyke-side habitats. We will be on the lookout for Spring migrants. Meet in the main parking lot adjacent to the public washrooms at Cedar & Victoria Drives (DeBoville Slough) in Port Coquitlam at 0830. We will then carpool to our start point on Sherling Place. Larry Cowan 604 307 0931
Organized by Nature Vancouver refer to www.naturevancouver.ca

Saturday, April 22
Birding and Botany Hike to Mt. Galiano (Difficulty Rating C7)
On this trip to Galiano Island you will have the opportunity to see a variety of habitats for birds and wildflowers, scenic views from the Bluffs Park and glimpses of life on the island. This is a moderate hike (about 18km) climbing from sea level to 100m, back to near sea level and then again to the high point of Mount Galiano at 300m. Difficulty rating C7 (see the main Field Trips page for difficulty ratings).
Bring lunch and water and dress for a day out in the open. Sturdy footwear with good tread is essential. Hiking poles will be helpful.
We will walk on to the 8:35 am Gulf Islands Ferry from Tsawwassen. We’ll catch the return ferry from Sturdies Bay at 5:40 pm, arriving back at Tsawwassen at 6:35 pm. Foot passengers must purchase tickets at least 10 minutes before sailing time. Bring lunch, drinks and suitable clothing for a day in the open.
Contact Kelly by e-mail kellysekhon@yahoo.com to register for the trip and to arrange carpools. Cell phone 778-979-0558 for last minute updates.
Organized by Nature Vancouver refer to www.naturevancouver.ca

Magnificent Moss and Lovely Lichen
Sunday, April 23. 1 pm to 2:30 pm
What’s growing on right under your feet? Mosses and lichens may be small, but they’re also fascinating. Join Brian Herrin to explore the miniature world of mosses and lichens.
Nature Kids For children ages 5 to 13
Join expert naturalists and discover the natural world at our doorstep.
Register at www.eventbrite.ca/d/canada–north-vancouver/naturekids/
More at www.lynncanyonecologycentre.ca/  Phone: 604-990-3755
Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Road, North Vancouver

Thursday, April 27
A stroll through 30 million years of Stanley Park’s geological history
Meeting location: Will be revealed on registration. Time & date: Subject to change as 2017 tide tables not yet available. Duration: 3 to 4 hours. Terrain: Sea-wall path. Elevation gain: Flat. Event description: An interpretive walk along the Sea-wall of Stanley Park to learn about the geology of the Vancouver area. See how 40 to 70 million year old rivers laid down sand, silt, clay and minor coal over a period that included the waning years of the age of dinosaurs.
Other features will be giant boulders of 100 million year old granite stranded by the retreating ice, remnants of ancient volcanoes, concretions in the sandstone, wave-cut notches in the cliff-face formed when the sea-level was higher. Low tide at the time of our walk will reveal other features such as wave-cut platforms formed by wave action over the last 5000 years, and see how First Nations peoples made use of the debris left by the glaciers to make fish traps.
Registration: Because of a need to limit the size of the group and because the event may be rescheduled due to weather, registration is required. Contact David at 604-924-0147 or cookeco2@yahoo.com to register and receive details as to the meeting location.

Organized by Nature Vancouver refer to www.naturevancouver.ca

Saturday, April 29, 10:00am
Finn Slough
Take in a panoramic view of the Fraser River on this walk along Dyke Road to the historic community of Finn Slough and back.
Meeting spot: Woodwards Landing parking lot, one block west of No. 5 Road off Dyke Road.
www.richmond.ca/walk
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Thursday, May 4, 7:00pm
Richmond Nature Park
Encounter plants and animals on this nature-fi lled walk through the 200-acre bog-setting, complete with forest and pond habitats.
Meeting spot: Nature House, 11851 Westminster Highway.
www.richmond.ca/walk

Saturday, May 13, 10:00am
Middle Arm Dyke
Follow the Fraser River on this picturesque walk that passes by the Richmond Olympic Oval offering spectacular views of the North Shore Mountains.
Meeting spot: Playground at Dover Park, 5855 Dover Crescent (across from the Richmond Works Yard).
www.richmond.ca/walk

Thursday, May 18, 7:00pm
Horseshoe Slough
Dog-friendly walk
Join this secluded and charming walk along the rural, tree-lined trail that crosses over the bridges of historic Horseshoe Slough.
Meeting spot: Woodwards Landing, one block west of No. 5 Road off Dyke Road.
www.richmond.ca/walk

Saturday, May 20
Birding at Colony Farm Regional Park
This morning’s half-day birding field trip is at Colony Farm RP. Our target species will be Colony Farm’s feature bird the Lazuli Bunting. Other species hoped for include Western Kingbird, Band-tailed Pigeon & American Bittern. Meet leader, Larry Cowan, in the parking area at the east-end of Colony Farm Rd. at 08:30. 604 307 0931
Organized by Nature Vancouver refer to www.naturevancouver.ca

Saturday, May 27, 10:00am
Fraserwood Trail
Enjoy an invigorating walk along the South Arm of the Fraser River in the Hamilton area of East Richmond. The route travels towards the Alex Fraser Bridge and passes by a marina, houseboats, woodlots and Fraserwood Park.
Meeting spot: Parking lot at the south end of Graybar Road and Dyke Road.
www.richmond.ca/walk

Saturday, May 27
Geology along Kitsilano Beach
Meeting location: Will be revealed on registration. Time and date: Subject to change as tide tables for 2017 not yet available. Duration: 3 to 4 hours. Terrain: Pebbly beach walk. Elevation gain: Nil. Event description: The tide will be low and we will walk along the shore between Kitsilano and Jericho beaches looking at the rocks and land features of Burrard Inlet.
We will see coal-bearing sandstones laid down in 50-million year old river deltas, the roots of 32 million year old volcanoes and how the unceasing action of the waves is slowly eating away the beach frontage. Looking around Burrard Inlet, we will observe rocks and land forms that were created over the last 100 million years by plate tectonics, sea-level changes and ice movement. The route will be muddy, rocky and slippery with many puddles left by the retreating tide so wear appropriate footwear.
Registration: Because of a need to limit the size of the group and because the event may be rescheduled due to weather, registration is required. Contact David at 604-924-0147 or cookeco2@yahoo.com  to register and receive details as to the meeting location.
Organized by Nature Vancouver refer to www.naturevancouver.ca
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Thursday, June 1, 7:00pm
Garden City and Paulik Parks
Walk and explore the beauty of the lake while admiring over 100 trees and plants from around the Pacifi c Rim and the ever changing gardens at Paulik Neighbourhood Park.
Meeting spot: Garden City Park parking lot, one block east of Garden City Road on Granville Avenue.
www.richmond.ca/walk

Saturday, June 3, 10:00am
Britannia Shipyards/Doors Open
Explore the historic Britannia Shipyards and walk along the Fraser River to London Heritage Farm as part of Richmond’s Doors Open event.
Meeting spot: Britannia Shipyards, 5180 Westwater Drive.
www.richmond.ca/walk

Saturday, June 10, 10:00am
Shell Road Trail
Dog-friendly walk
Stroll along this rural trail lined with tall trees and shrubs for a unique walking experience in an urban city centre.
Meeting spot: Parking lot at the east end of Francis Road and No. 4 Road (parking is limited).
www.richmond.ca/walk

Thursday, June 15, 7:00pm
Railway Greenway Trail
Take in this multi-use cycling and walking trail that connects several neighbourhoods to the Fraser River Middle Arm and South Dyke/Steveston waterfronts.
Meeting spot: Parking lot at the south end of Railway Avenue and Westwater Drive.
www.richmond.ca/walk

Friday, June 23
Geology of Caulfeild Park and the coastline of Burrard Inlet
Meeting Location: Will be revealed on registration. Meeting time: 10:00 am. Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Terrain: Rocky coastal bluffs. Elevation Gain: Insignificant. Event description: The world-famous geology visible in the ice-smoothed rocks along the shoreline of Caulfeild Park will be explained. These rocks clearly illustrate how 400 million-year-old meta-volcanic rocks underwent a process called granitization.
Geologists consider this site of great value in illustrating some of the processes that took place during the formation of granitic rocks that now make up most of the North Shore mountains. This value has now been recognized by the recent designation of the Park as a Heritage Place. I am seeking support for an additional designation as a geoheritage site for this area. We will also observe the geology and land forms around the Outer Harbour of Burrard Inlet that are visible from Caulfeild Park.
Registration: Because of a need to limit the size of the group and because the event may be rescheduled due to weather, registration is required. Contact David at 604-924-0147 or cookeco2@yahoo.com  to register and receive details as to the meeting location.
Organized by Nature Vancouver refer to www.naturevancouver.ca

Saturday, June 24
Birding at Grant Narrows
Enjoy a half-day birding at Grant Narrows along the Pitt River Dyke from Grant Narrows to Catbird Slough. The grass may be long and in morning usually wet, appropriate footwear is advised. Expected species are American Redstart, Bullock’s Oriole, Eastern Kingbird, Gray Catbird, & Band-tailed Pigeon. We have been successful locating American Redstart on our previous June field trips to this location. When birding in the Polder in June expect the unexpected. Meet the leader at 08:15 in the Grant Narrows’ parking lot. We will then car pool to our starting point at Catbird Slough. Larry Cowan 604 307 0931
Organized by Nature Vancouver refer to www.naturevancouver.ca

Sunday, July 16
Rocky Mountain Backpacking trip
There will be a 4-5 night backpacking hike during the week of 16-23 July 2017 – a second trip, either before/after or concurrent, is possible. Completion of a recent overnight hike is a prerequisite, and team participants will be chosen by the leader(s). Each hiker is to be sulf-sufficient for food, supplies and equipment, though some sharing of equipment is possible and carpooling will be arranged. Currently we’ve made backcountry reservations but contact Bill Kinkaid if you’re interested.

Organized by Nature Vancouver refer to www.naturevancouver.ca

Saturday, June 24, 10:00am
Iona Jetty
Enjoy a stroll on the jetty with panoramic views of Mount Baker to the east, the Coast Mountains to the north, Pacifi c Spirit Regional Park in the foreground and the Vancouver Island Mountains to the west.
Meeting spot: Jetty entrance, north on Templeton Street, which becomes Ferguson Road, and continues
to the jetty entrance.
www.richmond.ca/walk

Thursday, June 29, 7:00pm
Thompson Community Centre–Terra Nova
Explore both the north end of the Railway Greenway trail and the Fraser River along the Terra Nova Dyke
Trail with its panoramic view of the airport. This walk is a treat for airplane and nature enthusiasts.
Meeting spot: North entrance of the Thompson Community Centre, 5151 Granville Avenue.
www.richmond.ca/walk

Sunday, July 16
Summer Backpacking trip
There will be a 4-5 night backpacking hike during the week of 16-23 July 2017 – a second trip, either before/after or concurrent, may be added if there is sufficient interest. The destination is yet to be decided, but possibilities include hikes in the Chilcotin, Cariboo or Rocky Mountains. Completion of a recent overnight hike is a prerequisite, and team participants will be chosen by the leader(s). Each hiker is to be sulf-sufficient for food, supplies and equipment, though some sharing of equipment is possible and carpooling will be arranged. A meeting will be held in January to discuss this and other potential trips. Contact Bill Kinkaid if interested.
Organized by Nature Vancouver refer to www.naturevancouver.ca
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METRO VANCOUVER GREEN CULTURE NEWS
For natural and cultural events in Metro Vancouver, Canada
edited by Joseph Lin, President of Green Club
Green Club programs in Mandarin at http://www.greenclub.bc.ca/
Welcome to send your community information to me.
to be on mailing list, send a request to greenclub@gmail.com