Wetlands Education




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!


Contact Us
Neil Fletcher B.Sc. MRM | Wetlands Education Program Manager | Phone: 604-882-9988 ext 232
Toll Free: 1-888-881-BCWF (2293) | Fax: 604-882-9988 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 101-9706 188th Street Surrey, BC  V4N 3M2

Wetlands Update Newsletter
Learn about some of the Wetland Education Program's activities with our yearly Spring newsletter.

Our 2018 projects were undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada and the following organizations:
Notre projets de 2018 ont été réalisé avec l'appui financier du gouvernement du Canada et les organisations suivantes:

Since 1985, Wildlife Habitat Canada, a national, non-profit, charitable conservation organization, has invested over $60 million to support hundreds of conservation projects on private and public lands across Canada, through its granting program. Wildlife Habitat Canada works through partnerships with communities, landowners, governments, non-government organizations, and industry to conserve, enhance, and restore wildlife habitat. To learn more about the projects that Wildlife Habitat Canada has funded or to see our annual report, please visit Without habitat...there is no wildlife.  It's that simple!
The BC Wildlife Federation recognizes the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation and anglers. Hunters, trappers and guides who contribute to the Trust, for making a significant financial contribution to support the Wetlands Education Program. Without such support, this project would not have been possible.