The BC Small Wetlands Association is a multicultural charitable organization working with schools and community partners to plant more trees in British Columbia.
We manage and resource a broad spectrum of programs surrounding tree planting events in collaboration with the Secwepemc community and students from local school districts, blending traditional knowledge with western science through Reconciliation in Action events and ecological outreach programs.
BCSWA 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. 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 which we are rewilding 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.
For more information on our programs contact: Barb Craven, Program Manager at 250-546-5021 or e-mail: email@example.com