Wetlandkeeper Participants

Hundreds of people have taken our nationally-recognized Streamkeepers course, which focuses on the basic skills of monitoring aquatic habitats and getting involved in local volunteer projects.

The Wetlandkeeper and Streamkeeper courses are taught by Michele Jones (R.P. Bio) and Julie Micksch, who are certified by the BC Wildlife Federation. Michele is a registered professional biologist and has had extensive educational experience with groups from 10 to 80 years of age, for more information check out her website www.mimulus.ca. Julie is an experienced wildlife biologist and has taught outdoor programs for over 10 years.

Our next course will be announced here and on the Home page of our website

Streamkeepers Course

The course covers streams includes both field and class work.  During a 2.5 day introduction to stream stewardship monitoring skills are emphasized. Participants will conduct habitat surveys, test water quality, sample and identify aquatic invertebrates and much more. Participants need a reasonable level of fitness (walking on trails and in-creek) for participation. Upon completion of the course, participants will be awarded a Streamkeepers Certificate.  For those wishing to download the manual,  download here.

The Pacific Streamkeepers FederationCapilano College and the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans certify our Streamkeepers instructors.

Wetlandkeepers Course

The course will cover all types of wetlands, including estuaries.  During a 2.5 day introduction to wetland stewardship, participants will visit local wetlands, learn how to identify and map wetlands, and conduct plant and bird inventories.  Participants need a reasonable level of fitness (walking on trails and in-creek) for participation. Upon completion of the course, participants will be awarded a Wetlandkeepers Certificate from the BC Wildlife Federation.