Chilliwack Field Naturalists Club Annual Report 2014-2015

By Fernando Selles, president

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MEMBERSHIP

42 registered members; 16 single, 13 family (drop of 11 members from 2013-14)

Service Award Cynthia Berg

 

FIELD TRIPS

Saturday, March 22                                Great Blue Heron Reserve                

Saturday April 12                                Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park, and Bridal Falls Provincial Park    

Monday May 5                                Centennial Fish Channels on Chilliwack Lake Rd; cancelled due to lack of interest

Saturday June 14                                Acadia Beach, UBC Vancouver  

July                                Manning Park, Alpine Meadows; cancelled due to lack of leader

August                                Berry walk, at Jack Jackaman's Place                     

Monday Sept 22                                Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park; cancelled due to weather

Sunday October 26                                G.C. Reifel Bird Sanctuary             

Saturday Nov 15                                Eagle sighting at Harrison Bay Chehalis Flats and Eagle Point   

Saturday January 11                                Corbould Park     

Monday February 16                                Fish Trap Park Abbotsford

 

PRESENTATIONS

March 18, 2014                                Terry McIntosh                                Botany in British Columbia

April 18, 2014                                Pontus Lindgren                                Mountain Beavers

May 20, 2014                                Neil Grainger                                Mountains of the Fraser Valley

September 16, 2014                                Al Grass                                Woody Views

October 21, 2014                                Cliff Jury                                Birds, Food and Feeders

November 18, 2014                                Scott Denkers                                Water Sampling in the Upper Skagit Valley

February, 17, 2015                                Jonathan Hughes                                The Age of Man in the Fraser Lowlands

 

GRANT SUPPORT LETTERS

Letter in Support of The Nature Trust of British Columbia's grant request to Environment Canada for survey and repair of perimeter fence for Camp Slough Conservation Area (Camp River CA)

Letter of support for Hemmera's grant request to BC Hydro Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program for funding of research study on ecology and monitoring of amphibian species at risk in the Jones Creek/Wahleach Watershed basin.

Letter of support for Environment Dynamics Inc.s grant request to BC Hydro Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program for funding of mapping of ecosystems and inventory of species at risk in the Jones Creek/Wahleach Watershed basin.

 

EVENTS

BC Parks Day, Cultus Lake, July 2014. Organized by Sea to Sky Organization operating Provincial Parks

Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve Open House, Summer 2014

Fraser Valley Eagle Festival, November 15-16, 2014 at Leq'a:mel

Christmas Bird Count, Chilliwack and Harrison Hot Springs, December 2014

Nature Connections. January 27, 2015, Abbotsford

Little Mountain Greenhouse: Presentation about Birds and flowers to attract birds February 2015.

 

LETTERS OF CONCERN

Letters of concern to mayors of Harrison Hot Springs and of District of Kent regarding their support for the application for boundary adjustment of Sasquatch Provincial Park submitted by Tamihi Logging on behalf of Seabird Island First Nation. April 2004

Letters of concern to Ministers of Environment and of Forest Lands and Natural Resource Operations regarding the City of Chilliwack Council's approval of the zoning change of a parcel of land close to the banks of the Fraser River for construction of Aevitas' hazardous waste recycling and transfer facility.