Established in 2011, the BC Small Wetlands Association is a Multicultural Conservation Organization that promotes social cohesion and the sharing of traditional knowledge through cultural ecological outreach programs for youth at risk, accessible and inclusive of people with varying abilities. We manage and resource a broad spectrum of programs in collaboration with the Secwepemc community and Schools including Reconciliation in Action tree planting events and ecological initiatives that blend Secwepemc Traditional Ecological Knowledge and western science.
Our programs are offered at no cost to the participants. We often bridge the gaps where participants do not meet eligibility requirements for other programs. We know how to connect the dots and do whatever is necessary to make a program succeed.
In 2017 we acquired two acres of land on a fifteen year lease, renewable in perpetuity, at a hobby farm in Spallumcheen. On this land, Pleasant Valley Wetland Heritage Park has evolved into a public nature park where we are restoring the land to the forests and wetlands of 150 years ago. The first wetland pond was created in 2018 with volunteer help for riparian planting and the introduction of culturally important native trees and shrubs. An interpretive pavilion and contemporary kekuli is planned for the site in 2022-2023.
For more information on our programs contact: Barb Craven, Program Manager at 250-546-5021 or e-mail: email@example.com