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World Wetlands Day Celebration

Green Timbers Lake

World Wetlands Day Celebration

Location:
Surrey Nature Centre at Green Timbers Park, 14225 Green Timbers Way

Date & Time:
February 1, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Contact:

stewardship@surrey.ca

Category:
Parks and Environment

Community:
Whalley

Cost:
Free

Presented by:

Surrey Parks

Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society

2020-02-01 13:00:00 2020-02-01 16:00:00 America/Vancouver World Wetlands Day Celebration Celebrate our wetlands by learning from local experts and take a guided walk to Green Timbers Lake. Surrey Nature Centre at Green Timbers Park, 14225 Green Timbers Way stewardship@surrey.ca

Come and celebrate World Wetlands Day! Learn about the importance of our urban wetlands with presentations by local experts. Take a guided walk to Green Timbers Lake and discover their value for yourself. Finish with a chat and warm drink.

Keynote Speakers:

1. Neil Fletcher, Manager of the Wetlands Education Program with BC Wildlife Federation

2. Megan Winand, Ducks Unlimited Canada

For centuries, wetlands were poorly understood. They were often maligned by early settlers and perceived as wastelands. This perception led to the destruction and degradation of wetlands all around the world – especially in areas we like to live. But communities are now recognizing the many values associated with them.

Communities are not only preserving wetlands, but also constructing them to improve the health of their urban areas and take advantage of the many services they provide – from flood control to providing cleaner waterways.

Wetlands are homes to many of our wildlife species and benefit our communities and urban areas through a large list of services they provide to us for free.  This presentation will take you on a journey of our understanding of these valuable ecosystems and how our society is taking measures to conserve them.

This event is for ages 14+.

Register by January 31, 2020. Call the Surrey Nature Centre at 604-502-6065 to register. Please note that the Surrey Nature Centre will be closed for the holidays between December 22 and January 2.

Presented in Partnership with the Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society.