Environment

The Lower Mainland Green Team and students from Earl Marriott Secondary remove invasive plants from White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park. (Contributed photo)

Green Team returns to White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park to monitor previous work

Environmental volunteers, South Surrey students remove invasive species

 

Fire consumed a condo development project under construction at 208th Street and 80th Avenue Monday night, April 19. Many spectators shared their images. (Daniel Gerstner/Instagram: @gerstner/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Creek impacted by ‘millions of litres’ of chlorinated water used to fight B.C. condo fire

Local watershed group concerned about harm to creek and wants better protocols in place

 

An aerial view of the marine oil-spill near Bligh Island in Nootka sound that the Canadian Coast Guard posted in a live social media feed in December. ( Canadian Coast Guard/Facebook)

Oil from vessel that sank in 1968 off Vancouver Island to be removed

DFO hires Florida firm to carefully remove oil from MV Schiedyk in Nootka Sound starting in mid-June

 

After 800 visitors were granted partial stays at BC Parks this summer in error, the ministry responsible is now saying sorry. (Black Press Media files)

BC Parks’ system grants 800 campsite bookings against provincial policy

The online portal granted numerous 1-night stays at campgrounds this August long weekend

After 800 visitors were granted partial stays at BC Parks this summer in error, the ministry responsible is now saying sorry. (Black Press Media files)
The Little Brown Myotis occurs across British Columbia but is threatened by white-nose syndrome, a bat disease. (Photo by B. Paterson)

Provincial bat count to monitor for impacts of white-nose syndrome

Almost half of British Columbia’s bat species are now at risk

The Little Brown Myotis occurs across British Columbia but is threatened by white-nose syndrome, a bat disease. (Photo by B. Paterson)
Protest against City of Surrey’s plan to build a road at the south end of Bear Creek Park (Photo submitted)

Gulf widens over Surrey council’s plan to expand 84th Avenue at south end of Bear Creek Park

Sebastian Sajda, organizer of Friends of Bear Creek Park, says city’s plan will ‘destroy’ one of Surrey’s intact green spaces

Protest against City of Surrey’s plan to build a road at the south end of Bear Creek Park (Photo submitted)
Local volunteers and members of the Lower Mainland Green Team work to remove invasive species from White Rock Beach Saturday. (Green Team photo)

PHOTOS: Green Team, volunteers clear invasive species from White Rock Beach

Volunteers remove ‘some of the largest Himalayan blackberry crowns we have seen’ – organizer

Local volunteers and members of the Lower Mainland Green Team work to remove invasive species from White Rock Beach Saturday. (Green Team photo)
Members of Surrey for Future and other groups protest Sunday at Surrey’s Teal Jones sawmill against logging of old growth forests. (Submitted photo)

Environmental protesters rally outside Surrey mill

Roughly 100 protesters gather at Surrey saw mill Sunday to protest logging old growth forests in B.C.

Members of Surrey for Future and other groups protest Sunday at Surrey’s Teal Jones sawmill against logging of old growth forests. (Submitted photo)
Megan DePew, co-owner of Sequim Bee Farm. (File photo)

B.C. creates buzz by declaring May 29 the day of the honey bee

B.C.’s minister of agriculture, food and fisheries said the insects are an integral part of B.C.

Megan DePew, co-owner of Sequim Bee Farm. (File photo)
The City of Surrey is seeking the public’s input on its urban tree strategy. (Tracy Holmes photo)

City of Surrey seeks residents’ input on urban tree strategy

Public engagement will be sought again in the fall, city notes

The City of Surrey is seeking the public’s input on its urban tree strategy. (Tracy Holmes photo)
A crew of WestCoast WILD Adventures employees tackled an onslaught of litter left at the ‘Locks of Love’ fence at Wally Creek on May 2. (Anne-Marie Gosselin photo)

Litter woes consume popular ‘Locks of Love’ fence on B.C.’s Pacific Rim

Popular view spot near Tofino plagued by people hanging masks and other unwanted garbage

A crew of WestCoast WILD Adventures employees tackled an onslaught of litter left at the ‘Locks of Love’ fence at Wally Creek on May 2. (Anne-Marie Gosselin photo)
The Lower Mainland Green Team, along with high-school volunteers, work to remove Himalayan Blackberry from White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park last month. On May 29, the team will be doing the same at West Beach. (Contributed photo)

Green Team seeks volunteers to help remove invasive plants from White Rock Beach

Non-profit environment group to remove Himalayan Blackberries from west beach on May 29

The Lower Mainland Green Team, along with high-school volunteers, work to remove Himalayan Blackberry from White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park last month. On May 29, the team will be doing the same at West Beach. (Contributed photo)
A pair of rare peregrine falcons have returned to their nesting site at an Abbotsford quarry, resulting in increased concerns from opponents about their safety. (PHOTO: #savebcfalcons Instagram page)

Concerns escalate about rare peregrine falcons as blasting set for Abbotsford quarry

Opponents worried after birds return to nesting site at quarry on Quadling Road

A pair of rare peregrine falcons have returned to their nesting site at an Abbotsford quarry, resulting in increased concerns from opponents about their safety. (PHOTO: #savebcfalcons Instagram page)
The City of Surrey has moved a step closer to its single-use plastics and styrofoam ban, approving a communication and education plan for businesses. (File photo)

Surrey moves forward with single-use plastics ban, anticipated to take effect in November

‘Communication and education plan’ to prepare businesses approved

The City of Surrey has moved a step closer to its single-use plastics and styrofoam ban, approving a communication and education plan for businesses. (File photo)
Deb Jack was named Surrey’s Good Citizen of the Year in 2012. (File photo)

Environmentalists’ delegation takes aim at Bear Creek Park road project

‘Bear Creek Park is ours – a natural heritage,’ Deb Jack says

Deb Jack was named Surrey’s Good Citizen of the Year in 2012. (File photo)
A black bear, dubbed Huckleberry by Deep Cove, B.C., residents died on July 31, 2020, after becoming conditioned to food and humans. (North Shore Black Bear Society photo)

Fewer dead bears, more fines: Advocates call for B.C. conservation officer reform

B.C. Bear Alliance wants to see body cameras on conservation officers after more than 600 black bears were killed this past year

A black bear, dubbed Huckleberry by Deep Cove, B.C., residents died on July 31, 2020, after becoming conditioned to food and humans. (North Shore Black Bear Society photo)
Students work with members of the Lower Mainland Green Team to remove invasive species from White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park. (Contributed photos)

PHOTOS: South Surrey students, Green Team volunteers clean up Ruth Johnson Park

Group celebrated Earth Day by clearing park of invasive species

Students work with members of the Lower Mainland Green Team to remove invasive species from White Rock’s Ruth Johnson Park. (Contributed photos)
BC Housing has released a request for proposals to find a contractor that will conduct an economics of mass timber study. The bidding process closes April 28, 2021. (Don Descoteau/Black Press Media)

BC Housing to study economics of using mass timber for affordable housing

The affordable housing agency sees mass timber as an opportunity to reduce building-related GHG emissions

BC Housing has released a request for proposals to find a contractor that will conduct an economics of mass timber study. The bidding process closes April 28, 2021. (Don Descoteau/Black Press Media)
BC Hydro released a survey Thursday, April 22. It found that many British Columbians are unintentionally contributing to climate change with their yard maintenance choices. (Pixabay)

Spend a lot of time doing yard work? It might be contributing to climate change

Recent BC Hydro survey finds 60% of homeowners still use gas-powered lawnmowers and yard equipment

BC Hydro released a survey Thursday, April 22. It found that many British Columbians are unintentionally contributing to climate change with their yard maintenance choices. (Pixabay)
Surrey forest trail, on Surrey Mound. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: Surrey should celebrate Earth Day every day, every week

Today – Thursday, April 22 – is Earth Day

  • Apr 22, 2021
Surrey forest trail, on Surrey Mound. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)