CFN Home Meetings
of the Chilliwack Field Naturalists Executive Meeting
May 1, 2018
& Denis’ home, Chilliwack
Scott Denkers, Denis Knopp, Lee Larkin, Janne Perrin,
Janet Pollock, Margaret Tranah, Helen Turner.
– Lee Beavington on “Nature as Teacher” at next meeting.
River Wildlife Area – Sammy Penner, BC TNT, has new crew starting May 1st.
Denis and Janne will go out and meet her at Camp River to talk about planting.
Migratory Bird Day – Does CFN want to organize this for May 12th?
Members concluded they are too busy to organize. The Great Canadian Birdathon is
going for the month of May. Maybe we can organize a birding day on 20th
or 22nd of May (that’s what works for Janne)?
Brochure – Pamphlet for local bird identification, possibly followed by others
on plants, butterflies, dragonflies if it’s successful. We can get the
pamphlet template from Langley Field Naturalists. We need to talk to Jude Grass
who is familiar with the pamphlet.
Slough Canoe Tour – Held on April 29th. Organized by Watershed
Watch. Denis provided feedback to the organizers to make the outing successful
and not disturb the birds, especially because it’s nesting season.
– Website up and running with 98 “hits” in April. Website is updated with
all our events. Newsletter will come out in June.
Nature – Janne received the agenda for the directors meeting and reported on
other items for the upcoming BC Nature AGM. The CFN Harrison Camp, organized by
Janne, is open for registrations.
Report – Approximate balances as of April 30th (Janet is still
getting up to speed on the financial situation after her surgery and
recuperation.) Discussion on how we can do a little fundraising.
General Account - approximate $
Term Deposit (Val Whetter bequest) $10,000.00
Camp River Account
– Rose Garlinsky recently signed up. We have 26 members.
– Annabelle away.
Fraser Valley NatureKids – Joe Smith will be providing a talk on Edible and
Medicinal Uses of Native Plants on May 5th.