Monday, September 10, 2012



Planting Time

Watershed coalition looking for help planting trees this fall

Released by Rachel Drennan, FVWC/Voice file photo


all is just around the corner, and that means FVWC tree planting events are coming up.

Below is a schedule of some of the events planned. Please share widely with your networks, as we can’t complete these projects without lots of volunteers!


Sept 14-15th – Chilqua Slough planting (37323 Hawkins Pickle Rd. Dewdney BC V0M 1H0). Please park on the shoulder of the road, by this address. Look for our tree planting sign. Watch for traffic as this can be a busy road. The planting site is quite wet, bring chest waders if you have them.

Oct 19-20th – Young road planting. (Chilliwack) On the corner of Chilliwack River road road and Luckakuck (photo of where to park attached) this is a very busy road and make sure you park well off the road. We will be trying some new techniques at this site, so if you are interested in restoration come check it out!

October 27th – 48181 Yale Rd. planting. (Chilliwack) Look for our tree planting sign. (Parking is limited here, please try to carpool if possible)

All tree planting events will start at 10 am. Shovels and lunch will be provided, please bring gloves, rubber boots and rain gear.


We will have more events later in the fall. Stay tuned for more dates!


Our next meeting will be:

Date: Thursday October 4th 2012
Time: 7 pm
Place: Agassiz ( exact location to come)

We are very pleased to have Dr. Lenore Newman, Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Environment at UFV, speak to us about evolving climatic conditions, and the challenges and opportunities they pose for growers.

From a Cold Country: Climate Adaptation and Canadian Culinary Identity

Canada is experiencing a marked change in climatic conditions, and this poses interesting challenges for a people deeply invested in the concept of  winter. These changes are particularly critical to our culinary identity; iconic food products such as maple syrup, Alberta beef, and BC salmon are particularly sensitive to changing conditions. Ever innovative, farmers in British Columbia are experimenting with artichokes, and even citrus and olives. Is the future of Canadian Cuisine frost free?

Everyone is welcome, and light refreshments will be provided. See you there!

If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact Rachel Drennan, Outreach Coordinator, Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition by e-mail here or mail to:

Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition

c/o Fraser Valley Regional District
45950 Cheam Ave.
Chilliwack BC
V2P 1N6
Phone: 604-791-2235

For more information about the Fraser Valley Watershed Coalition, visit Connect on Facebook here.



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