This blog is part of a series that is working to highlight great community members.
If you knew there was a resource that has been proven to help ensure a healthier heart and immune system, reduce stress, increase brain power, and improve overall well being, what would you do? What if I told you that this resource already exists and you have free access to it?
In the heart of Vancouver, you’ll find one of the most popular urban areas to explore by foot, bike, or boat, False Creek. This is a special location to all Vancouverites, one that hosts popular sites along its shores such as the Seawall, Granville Island, and Science World. But to us here at Fraser Riverkeeper, it acts as a unique marine ecosystem that we get to work and play at as we sample the waters of False Creek year-round to provide accessible water quality data.
Zoë Pawlak is a world renowned artist born and based in Vancouver, BC. She was the artist-in-residence at the Summit Mountain Series in February 2018 and received the Western Living Industrial Designer of the Year in 2019. Zoë’s painting Terracotta Breakpoint II is part of Artist for Water 2022 supporting swimmable, drinkable, fishable water for everyone.
Fraser Riverkeeper is excited to support the Vancouver City Council’s motion to proclaim June 8, 2022 to June 7, 2023 the Year of the Salish Sea. Beginning on World Ocean Day, the Year of the Salish Sea will bring together local First Nations, municipalities, organizations, and individuals across the Lower Mainland. This youth-led effort aims to center Indigenous knowledge, stewardship, and collaboration in working towards a healthy Salish Sea.
Let’s celebrate some of the amazing new discoveries that came out of 2021! This past year uncovered over 550 new species that kept a low profile until now. Let's get to know some of these crazy creatures by handing out some special superlatives!
Hello. Seabin Seagal here. I am one of the three seabins fighting pollution in False Creek. I live in Sea Village Marina, a private floating community, where residents share the duty of emptying my contents daily. There I sit, sniping styrofoam, karate chopping cigarette butts, and kicking debris out of my home.
“We have found that people who make the smartest choices for their communities are the ones who understand their personal connection to water, know the local protection laws and regulations and adhere to traditional knowledge. Now, as many B.C. communities work to restore their livelihoods, we urge all Canadians to keep swimmability, drinkability and fishability top of mind.”