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Mar 8, 2019
Parksville Wetlands BioBlitz & Walking Tours
Mar 8, 2019
Parksville Wetlands BioBlitz & Walking ToursParksville Wetlands BioBlitz & Walking Tours

Hosted by VIU 452 Geography students and the City of Parksville.

The City is pleased to partner with fourth year Vancouver Island University geography students on an education/outreach project for the Parksville Wetlands. Over the past month, students have familiarized themselves with the wetlands and wish to invite the public to the Parksville Wetlands Mini BioBlitz on Friday, March 8 from 9.30 to 11.30 am. The 35.9 hectare wetlands were purchased by the City in 2017 to be maintained as a park in perpetuity for the enjoyment of residents.

What is a BioBlitz?
A BioBlitz is a rapid biological survey of flora and fauna that embraces citizen science, connecting local community members, students, faculty, knowledge holders, naturalists, and scientists to identify as many species as possible within the allocated timeframe. One benefit of conducting a BioBlitz is the data collected by participants can provide a snapshot of biodiversity and species richness within the region or area of interest. Other benefits associated with a BioBlitz include an increased regional knowledge of changes to species abundance, habitat for species at risk, as well as changes in invasive species distribution over time when held frequently at the same location.

An open house hosted by the City and VIU geography students is Friday, March 29 in the Forum, 100 Jensen Avenue East to update and present the education and outreach plan to the community.

Date:Mar 8, 2019
Time:9:30am - 11:30am
Address:Parksville Wetlands (foot of Despard and Springwood School)
Location:Parksville Wetlands
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Name:Deb Tardiff
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