Can I go swimming this summer?

Can I go swimming this summer?

May 26, 2020

By Julia Pepler

Summer is almost in full swing. With temperatures rising, cool lakes, rivers, oceans, and pools are looking very appealing. But a lot of people are wondering if they'll catch COVID-19 from swimming this summer.

6 Beaches to Visit Instead of Kits Beach

6 Beaches to Visit Instead of Kits Beach

May 20, 2020

By Julia Pepler

With COVID-19 restrictions slowly being lifted, Vancouverites are flocking to popular beaches in large numbers, posing a risk of a “second wave” of infections. If you’re planning on hitting the beach for some much needed time by the water, consider visiting one of these quieter spots.

Backyard Species, Part 5: Terrestrial Mammals

Backyard Species, Part 5: Terrestrial Mammals

May 14, 2020

By Julia Pepler

We are back for another installment of our Backyard Species blog series! This week we are going to dive into the fascinating urban terrestrial mammals you may see around your neighbourhood.

Where does our drinking water come from?

Where does our drinking water come from?

May 4, 2020

By Julia Pepler

In Vancouver, we are lucky to have clean water gushing from our taps at a moment's notice. We don’t think twice about drinking tap water, taking long showers, watering our gardens or flushing our toilets. But where does all of this water come from?

Backyard Species, Part 4: Wildflowers

Backyard Species, Part 4: Wildflowers

Apr 30, 2020

By Julia Pepler

Spring has sprung, and with that come arrays of incredible blooming flowers that give us hope that summer is around the corner. This week on Backyard Species we’ll give you a rundown of some BC flowers that you might spot blooming in your neighbourhood right now!

50th Anniversary of Earth Day

50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Apr 21, 2020

By Julia Pepler

Today, we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. This will be one that we remember for years to come. Instead of celebrating together, in parks, in forests, or down by the water, most of us will be celebrating from our homes and neighbourhoods. But nonetheless, we will find ways to celebrate this incredible planet we call home.

We Need Your Help: Step Up as a Citizen Scientist

We Need Your Help: Step Up as a Citizen Scientist

Apr 16, 2020

By Kate Moore

In the past year, our Vancouver Water Monitoring Program has had upwards of 120 volunteers who have donated over 440 hours, and resulting in over 460 water samples collected. Thanks to the astonishing efforts of our citizen science volunteers we were able to create our 2019 Water Monitoring Report from the year-round results.

Apr 9, 2020

By Kate Moore

It seems as though the warm weather is finally here to stay in Vancouver as we move into the spring season. While attempting to work-from-home, outside in the backyard I noticed so many insects buzzing around the new spring blooms.

Backyard Species, Part 2: Trees

Backyard Species, Part 2: Trees

Apr 2, 2020

By Kate Moore

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic began, people were feeling the consequences of “nature deficit”. Canadians spend as much as 90% of our lives inside.1 A shocking 30% of adults spend less than 30 minutes outside per week. And nature-deficit affects children too.2

Connecting to water from home: Spring Newsletter

Connecting to water from home: Spring Newsletter

Mar 27, 2020

To our Fraser Riverkeeper community,

While we are socially isolating across Canada, we are more connected than ever. The Swim Drink Fish movement of water guardians continues to grow. Thanks to social media and our digital tools like Swim Guide and Watermark Project, we have shifted our strategy to connect with our community in new and exciting ways. While we’re all doing our part to stay inside during the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve got some activities that will help you engage with our local waters from home.

Thanks to our supporters

  • Lush
  • MEC
  • Patagonia
  • Smak
  • Tides
  • Sitka
  • Woodtone
  • TD Friends of the Environment
  • Telus
  • Progressive Waste Solutions
  • Ocean Ambassadors
  • RBC Blue Water Project
  • BC Hydro
  • DM Foundation
  • City of North Vancouver
  • Jack Johnson
  • Flowlink