PG Naturalists Club Events and Notes, 8 June 2014

Club Events

1. Planning for the Future, Wednesday June 18, 7 pm, Spruce City Wildlife Resource Centre, 1384 River Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m

Please join us for an interactive evening for members as we discuss and share ideas about how to strengthen the Naturalists Club for the future. What type of trips would you love to go on? What would you love to learn more about with guest speakers and presentations? What projects do you want to see the Club involved with? Bring your ideas and your passion for nature! To set the scene, Clive Keen will give a short presentation on his recent adventures in Arizona with a naturalist perspective. Coffee and cookies provided. New members are welcome to sign up at this event. For more information contact me at – Shanelle.

2.  Wetlandkeepers course, Friday June 20 to Sunday June 22

The course is now full (25 people), which is extremely encouraging for the future of the Hudson’s Bay Wetland, but space might become available. If you’d like to be added to a waiting list, let us know or head to


1. Urban tree walk, June 5

Shows a group of people under tree branches in Fort George Park listening to Angus Mcleod talk about the urban trees

Urban Trees

Angus McLeod, a retired CNC faculty member, led a group of 16 people on an urban tree walk through Fort George Park last Thursday. It was a TREE-mendous evening filled with species identification and rich historical and ecological backgrounds. Highlights included the elegant Weeping Birch, the common Green Ash and the much loved American Elm. For any interested in taking a stroll through the Fort George area on their own, there is an urban tree guide available through the city of PG:

Thank you to Angus and all who attended! – Shanelle.

2. Chinook Fry Salmon Release at Hudson’s Bay Wetland, Monday June 9 to Friday June 13

Everyone is invited to observe the release of chinook salmon fry at the Hudson’s Bay Wetland footbridge (See a map to the footbridge), June 9 to 13 between 9:00 a.m. and 2 p.m. Students from twelve Prince George elementary schools will be releasing salmon fry into the waters of the Fraser River at intervals of an hour and a half starting at 9:00 a.m. each day. The students rear and release the fry as part of the Salmonids in the Classroom program run by REAPS since 2008. For more information, contact

Clive Keen



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