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January 2018

CRED Talks (Columbia Region Ecological Discussions)

January 1 - May 4
Revelstoke Community Centre, 600 Campbell Ave
Revelstoke, V0E 2S0 Canada
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The Columbia Region Ecological Discussions include speakers addressing a diversity of topics such as science communication, active ecological management, citizen science, research skills and techniques and the influences that our natural environment has on art and culture. For more info click here.

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March 2018

Webinar: Getting to Know the Guides and Toolkits for Sustainable Land and Water Use Planning

March 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This webinar introduces the new online hub for planning guides and toolkits. The hub brings together 60 resources that provide legal mechanisms, innovative policies, and best practices for climate change adaptation, green infrastructure protection, and sustainable land and water use. The webinar will also discuss a long-term strategy for helping planners access and use these resources. Speakers: Todd Pugh, Executive Director, CivicInfo BC Kellie Garcia, Policy and Planning Specialist, Okanagan Basin Water Board Register here

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World Water Day Webinar: Nature-based Solutions to Current Water Issues

March 22 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

IWRA’s next new webinar on World Water Day 2018 – explores nature-based solutions for current water issues. From droughts to floods and personal water insecurity to region-wide water security tensions, this year’s theme is a call to understand and explore the role of nature in addressing and solving our water issues. The webinar topics include: Natural Infrastructure for Water Management Water Stewardship in Private Sector Nature-Based Solutions to Basin-wide Concerns Multiple Benefits for Source Water Protection Nature-based Solutions, Water and…

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Webinar: Where are we now? Assessing the proposed revisions to Canada’s environmental laws

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Earlier this month, the Federal Government released two new bills: Bill C-68, a An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence; and Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.  The webinar will take place on March 23rd at 10am PT and will last for 90 minutes. It is free to attend, but space is limited! Secure…

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Vallican Whole Perspective Series: The Columbia River Treaty

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Vallican Whole, 3762 Little Slocan River Rd.
Winlaw, BC V0G 2J0 Canada
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On Friday, March 23 at 7pm, the Vallican Whole Community Centre's Whole Perspective series will present an information evening entitled: “The Columbia River Treaty: What is on the table? What will it mean for us, here?” To answer these important questions, The Vallican Whole has invited three well-informed persons, Katrine Conroy, Corky Evans, and Martin Carver, to give us a primer on the topic. Admission is by donation. See write up here.

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FOKLSS 2018 Annual General Meeting

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kaslo Legion, 403 5th St
Kaslo, BC V0G 1M0 Canada
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Want to know what FOKLSS has been up to? Come join us on March 25th at the Legion in Kaslo, BC for our 2018 AGM! All are welcome! This a great way for members to be updated on what we're up to and for nonmembers to get some more info on FOKLSS projects and programs. This is a free event, no RSVP necessary. Snack & refreshments will be provided.

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April 2018

Landscape + Conservation Design Workshops

April 12 - April 26
Taghum Hall, 5915, Taghum Hall Rd
Taghum, BC Canada
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GET EDUCATED! Information sessions and workshops to support property owners in Taghum, Beasley and Bonnington better address water conservation, risks from wildfire and wildlife conflicts, and support local biodiversity while reducing invasive species. Work with Landscape Designer Chris Holt and other experts to create a plan for your property to: • Reduce water use • Reduce your risks from fire • Grow more food with less water • Encourage bees, butterflies & birds, while managing conflicts with wildlife • Identify…

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Around the Medicine Wheel: Indigenizing your class planning and your classroom

April 16 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Redfish Elementry, 265 Bryan Rd
Nelson, V1L 6M9 Canada
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Participate in a day of outdoor learning day for culturally relevant, land-based teaching and learn how to indigenize your class plans and classroom. Learn how to use the Medicine Wheel as a template to help ensure that Indigenous Worldview and Perspectives are reflected in all aspects of your teaching. Participants will also explore Core Competencies and how they are embedded in our Traditional Indigenous pedagogy; as well as how to embed them into your classroom and teaching practice. This workshop will…

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CBWN Spring AGM and Member Meeting

April 20

The Columbia Basin Watershed Network will be holding its Spring AGM and Member Meeting in the East Kootenay. Last year's event included a live stream webcast for those who couldn't attend in person. Location TBD. Click here for the CBWN website.

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Earth Day Beach Cleanups & Art Challenge!

April 21 - April 22

Join the Friends of Kootenay Lake for our Earth Day Weekend Beach Cleanups! Feel good about giving a little love to your lake on Earth Day, we will be combing the beach picking up trash. This is a free, fun event - snacks, refreshments, and arts & games will be provided! Want to be part of the beach cleanups and enter to win $500?? We are looking for artists to sign up for our 'Trash to Art' competition. Artists will…

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