World Wetland Day event, Tuesday February 2

Dave Scott stand in the Fraser River Estuary holding up a tiny salmon in a viewfinder.

Photo by Michael O. Snyder.

Dave Scott will present at the World Wetland Day event on Februrary 2nd about salmon and the importance of estuaries to their survival. This event is hosted by Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society.

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5th annual World Wetland Day event, 2021

World Wetland Day Webinar from years past.

Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society is excited to host its 5th annual World Wetland Day event on February 2, 2021, to raise awareness about the value of wetlands and the issues and conservation efforts taking place in Boundary Bay and the Fraser River Delta. This event will look slightly different than previous years; hosted as a webinar for public safety during COVID-19, however, our speakers will cover a wide range of topics from wetlands to salmon, invasives and more!

Dave Scott is the Lower Fraser Research and Restoration Coordinator and a PhD candidate in Scott Hinch’s Pacific Salmon Ecology and Conservation lab at UBC. His vast knowledge of the Fraser Estuary and its importance to salmon, with a general focus on Chinook, has made him in expert in his field and a valued member of the local conservation community. Outside of his work, he helps run a volunteer stream keepers group for Still Creek in Vancouver.

Don’t miss this and other amazing talks.

Event details

Time: 10:00 – 12:30pm

10:05 – 10:20: Hysh’ke, Chief Harley Chappell, Semiahmoo First Nation – Opening remarks and acknowledgment

10:20: Wetland Portion – Introduction to Speakers and Topics

  • 10:30: Lisa Dreves – Langley wetlands; their current state, biodiversity and their future
  • 10:45: Pamela Zevit – Surrey wetlands; their current state, biodiversity and their future
  • 11:00: Dr. Sarah Howie – Delta wetlands and Burns Bog update

11:15: Questions for speakers

11:10 – 11:20: Coffee Break

11:20: Tidal Wetland Portion – Introduction to Speakers and Topics

  • 11:25: Dave Scott – Importance of estuaries to salmonids
  • 11:40: Chloe Hartley – Estuary plants: the good, the bad and the ugly
  • 11:55: Marina Wright – Impact of invasive European Green Crab on marine/salt marsh habitats

12:15: Questions for speakers

12:15 – 12:30: Wrap up!

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