BC Wildlife Federation's Wetlands Education Program (WEP) was created in 1996 to deliver quality wetland education that builds the capacity of individuals and groups to assess their wetland assets, and, using this new knowledge, increase community health. BCWF prides itself on community based wetland education programs that increase the capacity of individuals to steward wetlands in their own backyards!
BCWF's wetland activities result in habitat restoration, enhancement and conservation at each project site throughout British Columbia. When a host community invites BCWF WEP to deliver a course in their community, the chosen site will benefit from enhancement or restoration during the course. Not only do participants learn about wetland processes and habitat restoration, they also embark on the physical work required to restore wetland habitat.
The Wetlands Education Program consistently collaborates with BCWF clubs and members, Non-Governmental Organizations, local community groups, Naturalist clubs, First Nations groups and other interested parties in the communities that host all of our courses, to ensure for an inclusive and highly informative program.
It has been said many times that change at the community level is most effective and long lasting. The combination of intensive wetland education paired with field-based restoration makes the BCWF WEP unique and effective across British Columbia. Thanks to BCWF's concern for conserving wetlands, communities can ensure that wetlands will be enjoyed for recreation and habitat for future generations!
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