Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
Time: August 11, 2012 at 10am to October 14, 2012 at 3pm
Website or Map: http://www.falsecreekwatershe…
Event Neighbourhood and Type: all, neighbourhoods, educational, walks
Organized By: Celia Brauer
Latest Activity: Oct 8, 2012
Three local non-profit groups – Little Mountain Neighbourhood House, Village Vancouver, the False Creek Watershed Society have teamed up to create a series of 10 “Earth Walks”.
We live in the city of Vancouver with almost a million residents. We are blessed to be surrounded by mountains, forests, oceans and rivers. But how well do we know the nature in our own backyard? The natural world is present everywhere – from the gardens of Kitsilano to the Lost Streams of False Creek to the Mighty Fraser River and even at the local shopping centre!
Please join us for this exciting series of free walks this summer and fall. The leaders are amazingly knowledgeable in their specialty. So come along to listen to their words, connect with the land and ask lots of questions!
Earth Walks Vancouver - Summer/Fall 2012:
Please register for the event(s) of your choice online here: http://www.falsecreekwatershed.org/events.html. We will add more information as it becomes available.
1) July 21 “Bee Walk” through Kitsilano with Mary Bennett. From bee-friendly gardens to hives to eco-art; how bees fare in the big city. 1:00 – 3:00
2) July 29: “Who ever heard of a nature walk in a shopping centre?” Oakridge Mall with Celia Brauer. Come check out the fact that Mother Nature is everywhere. 10:30 – 12:30
3) August 11: “A Place of Many Bridges" - a walk through history on the Fraser River’s North Arm -with Terry Slack . Listen to tales about the Fraser River on the skytrain bridge over the North Arm – some history, some discussion about the fish and how a river works and what this riverbank will look like in the future 10:30 – 12:30
4) August 18: “St. George’s Street Rainway – bringing a creek back to a city street” with Greta Borick Cunningham. A walk along the historic creek which will one day be daylighted and the new painted mural
5) “Paradise in the City” - Strathcona and Cottonwood garden. How community and nature come together to produce paradise. Leader and date TBA
6) Sept (exact date TBA): “A Lost Stream Walk - Gibson’s Creek” with Dan Fass. A walk along an old stream bed to talk about how the city evolved and changed over time.
7) Sept: 15: “Fish in the City - Fisherman’s wharf to Granville Island market” with Louise Towell. Fish from the sea, fish from False Creek, fish from the ocean. What is the history, where our fish come from, how they are faring in the deep ocean? And how the Stream of Dreams teaches children about fish and watersheds. 10:00 – 12:00
8) Sept 23: “How the Forest Works” with Terry Taylor. Forest ecology and how the forest does our work for us – in Pacific Spirit Park. 10:00- 12:00
9) October 7: “Economics in Place and Time” with Michael Barkusky. A walk on the false creek seawall from Leg-in-boot square to Granville Island to look at the history of False Creek and how the natural capital of the water and shoreline has changed over the last 150 years. 1:00 – 3:00
10) October 14: “Connecting with the Land” with Pamela Zevit. A walk along Wreck Beach – one of the last close-to-wild beaches in Vancouver – including discussions about how we connect to the land in our fast-paced techno-industrial urban society and meditations to help forge stronger links. 1:00 – 3:00
"Earth Walks" are supported in part by a Green Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Vancouver Foundation/City of Vancouver.