On Friday October 14th we had a small celebration of the RNS Program’s 20th Anniversary at the University Club at the University of Victoria. People seemed to enjoy the slides of 100 student final projects (ER390s) from the last 10 years. Have a look–it’s in two parts. Part 1 (PDF, 8.6 MB) | Part 2 (PDF, 7.3 MB)
Parks and Nature Places around Vancouver is a brand spanking new publication by Nature Vancouver (formerly the Vancouver Natural History Society). Val was editor of its predecessor–Nature in Vancouver–which was published in 1996.
Both books aim to show Vancouver-dwellers how easy it is to find nature in the city, using transit.
Val & Anny wrote the sections on Renfrew Ravine Park, Delta Nature Park (Burns Bog) and Byrne Creek Ravine Park and also contributed photos. Over 40 naturalists/members of Nature Vancouver contributed to descriptions of 61 sites accessible by public transit in Metro Vancouver. The book celebrates the 90th anniversary of VNHS/Nature Vancouver.
An excerpt about Renfrew Ravine can be found here.
The book can be ordered from Harbour. We also saw it at Costco on Government St. in Burnaby on Saturday (yes, we shop at Costco). It’s also available at major bookstores including online at Chapters-Indigo and Amazon.ca .