Naturalists Club Events and Notes, 23 March 2014


Club Events

Annual General Meeting, Thursday March 27, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Exploration Place, Fort George Park
Following the business session, Doug Heard, Senior Wildlife Biologist, will give a very timely talk on moose populations in northern BC.

You can join the Club or renew your membership at this AGM. If you can’t attend, you can join or rejoin by mail by printing off the membership form available at pgnc.wordpress.com/membership/ and mailing it to the address shown.

Hudson’s Bay Wetland Project
As soon as spring is more advanced, you will start to see on-the-ground work beginning on the project. There will also be a Wetlandkeepers Course,  aimed at providing the skills needed to steward the wetland. If you are at all interested in helping out with the project, please register.

Registration:  http://bcwf.net/index.php/upcoming-events
When: June 20-22, 2014. Fri: 5:30 pm – 9 pm, Sat: 9:30 am – 5 pm, Sun: 9 am – 5 pm.
Where: Spruce City Wildlife Association Club House, River Road
Cost: No charge ($100 fee waived through a generous grant)

Other Notes

Nature and Outdoor Recreation Alliance
NORA (“An alliance for promoting nature interpretation and outdoor learning and recreation in Prince George”) of which PGNC is an enthusiastic member, now has a website, at http://norapg.wordpress.com/. The site currently gives some of the results of deliberations about the potential location or locations of a nature centre for the city.

Great Backyard Birdcount
BC provided 2377 checklists, second only to Ontario in Canada, to this global event. Thanks to everyone that took part, which will be an official club event in February 2015. Meanwhile, keep your eyes open for the first swallows, which should be with us any day.

Record Salmon Run?
It’s possible that the Fraser River this year will see the biggest salmon run in history, with up to 72 million salmon returning. See http://tinyurl.com/lecss5g .

PG Parks and Recreation Master Plan
The deadline for completing surveys has now past, but keep your eye open for the next stage in the development of the master plan:  http://www.princegeorge.ca/cityliving/csmp/Pages/Community%20Services%20Master%20Plan.aspx  will have details.

Clive Keen

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