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Student Summer Job Posting
March 2016
We are seeking enthusiastic applicants for 5 student summer jobs.  Students will participate in field surveys of wildlife, assist with habitat enhancement projects, and undertake community engagement and outreach programs. Application deadline is April 10, 2016.  Click here for details about the positions and how to apply.

 

Caring for Wildlife Workshops
November 2015
Please join us this weekend at the Sechelt Legion (5591 Wharf Avenue) to build a home for wildlife.  Drop by any time between 11am and 4pm on Saturday or Sunday November 14 and 15 to build your own bat house, bee house, or mason bee box.  If you already have a mason bee home, you can bring in your blocks or tubes for assistance with cleaning and winter care of cocoons.  Workshops are free. Price of materials for wildlife home kits are $40/each.  You have the option of having your money refunded once you install the house and agree to monitor it through our Wildlife Stewardship Program. Click here to learn more about our Homes for Wildlife Program.  For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 604-989-1007.

 

Summer Student Job Posting
April 2015
We are accepting applications for three summer student positions.  Students will participate in field surveys of wildlife, assist with habitat enhancement projects, and undertake community engagement and outreach programs. The application deadline is April 20, 2015.  Click here for job descriptions and application details.

Shoreline Habitat Enhancement
March 2015
Thanks to all of th wonderful community volunteers and Wildlife Project team members who helped us naturalize 7 shoreline properties during the month of March!  Visit our Facebook page for photos of the shoreline habitat enhancement work

Shoreline Naturalization Program
November 2014
Want to improve your shoreline property?  The Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project wants to help you! Free plants, labour and expertise! Click here to learn more about our Shoreline Naturalization Program.

Make Bats Count
June 2014
Got bats? That's the question that Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project is asking local residents.  The Wildlife Project is sending out the bat signal to find volunteers to participate in the first Annual BC Bat Count. Residents who know of a bat colony occupying a bat house, roof, barn, attic, bridge, or tree on their property or elsewhere in the region are encouraged to contact the Wildlife Project to participate. "This is the perfect opportunity for community members who love wildlife to help collect vital scientific information," says Wildlife Project Leader Michelle Evelyn.  "You don't need any special skills and the activity is fun for all ages!"  Click here to learn how to participate.

Gifts for Wildlife

November 2013
This holiday season why not give a special gift that helps wildlife, feeds your creativity, and provides a memorable activity to share with a loved one.  The Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project wants to help you.   We are offering a unique opportunity to connect with a friend or family member by building your own owl nest box, bat house, or mason bee box.  BEST OF ALL, IT IS FREE!  The Wildlife Project is encouraging the installation of homes for wildlife on the Sunshine Coast by paying for the cost of materials.  In return, participants build, install, and commit to monitoring the wildlife home through our wildlife stewardship program.  Click here to learn how to participate.

 

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October 2013
We spent an afternoon with Grade 6/7 children from Roberts Creek Community Elementary School debunking (their word of the day : ) myths about bats. Despite their bad reputation and depiction in frightening Halloween decorations, bats are fascinating, helpful and not scary at all! Half of the bat species in BC are at risk and the kids got to work and built three super well done bat houses to help bats on the Sunshine Coast. Thank you to the children and their teacher Meredith Thomson for being such great bat stewards. Way to go kids!

  

Watch for Baby Turtles

April 2013
Hatchling emergence season has arrived!  April and May is the time of year to watch for baby Western Painted Turtles emerging from their underground nests.  Each tiny hatchling is the size of a loonie! Please help us monitor nesting success.  If you see a turtle baby please contact us, or report your turtle sighting online.

  

Youth and Parent Volunteers Needed to Help Build Houses for Bats
April 2013
The Wildlife Project is working on a new project to build and install bat houses on the Sunshine Coast.  We are looking for enthusiastic youth and parent volunteers to assist with the woodworking efforts. Work parties will take place every Tuesday evening at 7PM at the Elphinstone Secondary School Woodworking Shop "Cool School" - 840 Gibsons Way, Gibsons, BC.  If you are intersted in participating, please drop by Cool School or contact us.  

 

 

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Community Members Build Turtle Nesting Beach
April 2013 
Thanks to the generous contributions of community members and local businesses, endangered Western Painted Turtles now have a beautiful new place to nest at Trout Lake.  The project has been an incredible success thanks to amazing community contributions.  Swanson's Ready-Mix donated and delivered all of the nesting materials for free! Airspan Helicopters provided a large in-kind contribution to help move bags of sand to the site without damaging any habitat.  And more than 30 community members of all ages came out on a gorgeous sunny day to share their sweat and muscle to help shovel 10 tons of sand into place.  Special thanks to Public Conservation Assistance Fund for their support of the habitat enhancement efforts.  Click here to view photos of turtle nesting beach creation at Trout Lake and other lakes.

 

Wildlife Project Supported by BC Hydro 
March 2013
The Wildlife Project is delighted to have been chosen to receive funding support from the BC Hydro Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program. Funds from BC Hydro will be used to map and assess wetland and riparian habitats, survey associated species at risk, and identify and carry out restoration and enhancement activities to benefit these habitats and species in the Clowhom watershed.

 

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