Our youth ambassadors Ambassadors are local indigenous and non-indigenous youth who are learning about biodiversity conservation through hands on experience of monitoring and maintenance. They are keeping track of their observations in a journal, reporting on the native plants trees and shrubs growing in the park, as well as the animals, birds, insects and amphibians in and around the ponds.
Networking throughout the Valley
Ambassadors help to expand our network of wetland supporters that can actively promote the conservation value of Pleasant Valley Wetland Heritage Park and BC wetlands in general at every opportunity. They highlight the status of fragmented wetlands in the Shuswap and Okanagan watersheds, specifically the Armstrong-Spallumcheen-Vernon area. Ambassadors help to reach out to provincial government and NGOs to confirm that their published materials are current
The Youth Ambassador program is made possible in part by a grant from the Real Estate Foundation of BC
The Real Estate Foundation of BC fund projects, connect people, and support initiatives that advance sustainable land use and real estate practices in BC.
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In the fall of 2018 we scattered cattail seeds in the wetland pond and in spring of 2019, a group of volunteers got their feet wet in Spallumcheen road side ditches to dig cattails and plant them in the wetland. Read More …
Some willing Grade 12s from a local high school are learning what it takes to become a wetland ambassador. They are helping NBBS to research the most current and relevant sources of information on the status of small wetlands in Read More …