Naturalists Club Events and Notes, April 24, 2015

Club Events

1. Hudson’s Bay Wetland Cleanup, Sunday, April 26, 10 am to 2 pm
The PG Naturalists Club will be cleaning up the Hudson’s Bay Wetland this Sunday. Everyone is invited to come out for a few hours to help. Meet at Hudson’s Bay Slough Park off Queensway across from Regents Crescent. We recommend that you park on Regents Crescent or on the east side of Queensway as parking is almost non-existent at the park site. Please RSVP Heather Meier via email so the right number of bags/gloves can be provided. Coffee and donuts are available for those arriving at 10 a.m!
Please consider bringing:
1. Your own gloves (especially if you have very large or small hands)
2. Wheelbarrows and similiar tools
3. Reusable coffee cup and/or a water bottle to save on paper waste

2. Curlews?
The Shelley Curlews haven’t so far appeared in the huge numbers of previous years. Just a dozen have been seen at a time so far, so the annual Curlew Watch might be called off this year. Fingers remain crossed for the snake hibernaculum.

Other Events

1. Free Pacific Stream Keepers Federation Training Opportunity, September 14-16/2015 
The Pacific Stream Keepers Federation is prepared to hold a free stream keepers training session this fall at a location between Williams Lake and Prince George. Topics may include:

•         Stream Habitat Survey Introduction
•         Water Quality/Quantity
•         Stream Invertebrates
•         Spawner counts

Interested attendees will receive the Streamkeepers Handbook (value $30). If interested in participating, please contact Guy Scharf at or  Judy Hillaby at for more details.

2. Wildlife youth camps
Spruce City Wildlife Association is holding two youth camps this summer. Each four-day camp will involve a maximum of 25 youth. Go Wild! Youth for Conservation is a leadership workshop for youth ages 13 to 17. Wild Kidz provides a real-life connection between children and nature. This camp is designed for children aged 9 to 12. More information is available from Tara Lees at

Club Notes

1. A second Observation deck for the Hudson’s Bay Wetland Project
Next week will see volunteers building another observation deck, this time on the north side of the Channel. Reports will  be sent out as the work unfolds.

2. New web pages of interest: 


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