Lillooet River Watershed Model
SPS secured funding through the Pacific Salmon Foundation, Whistler Blackcomb Foundation, Pemberton Music Festival, Province of British Columbia and the Squamish Lillooet Regional District to build a large outdoor permanent watershed model at the One Mile Lake Nature Centre. The model, made of foam board on a computer numeric machine is the only model of it’s kind that we know of in British Columbia. The model will help demonstrate ecological processes of the water cycle. For example, users will be able to learn the importance of maintaining native vegetation, create an understanding how pollution travels through the watershed and how daily activities, such as driving a car, have the potential to impact the environment and demonstrate ways to mitigate these effects. The model will ground people in place and help to celebrate the vast and diverse watershed in which we live. Stewardship Pemberton is grateful to generous in-kind technical contribution from GHGCNC.
Stream of Dreams Mural Project with Signal Hill Elementary: 2016
SPS secured funding form the Pacific Salmon Foundation, Village of Pemberton and the SLRD to bring the Stream of Dreams Murals Society to our community. The Society provides an award-winning program through watershed education and community art. Every student at Signal Hill and École De La Vallee De Pemberton as well as 2016 BC Rivers Day attendees participated in this unique offering, over 600 participants in total.
Whistler-Pemberton Biodiversity Project: 2017
Stewardship Pemberton has been honoured to work with the Whistler Naturalists to bring BioBlitz to Pemberton over the years. This project brings in over 50 scientists specialized in their fields come from near and very far to observe, record, report and compile amazing information about the biodiversity that exists in our back yards. Find out more on the Whistler Biodiversity Project here... Results are still to come in for the 2017 project. Here is a summary and inventory list for 2015.
One Mile Lake Nature Centre and Park Field Trips: Signal Hill Elementary and Habitat Conservation Trust Fund
For the last three years SPS has welcomed classes from Signal Hill Elementary School thanks to funding provided by the Habitat Conservation Trust Funds Go Grant. Classes visit the One Mile Lake Nature Centre and Park as well as the Community Garden and learn about sustainable food systems, organic gardening, soil science, local wildlife, studied and categorized different habitat types, wetland functions, and more.