VIGIRM Conference 27th and 28th October 2018, Courtenay

OCTOBER 27th & 28th, 2018

Hosted by Comox Valley Nature

October 27th, 2018: Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Ave., Courtenay BC


09:30 am         Registration open
10:30 am         Seminar starts: Chaired by John Neville. Meeting will have 4 discussion periods:       Topic one:       Shoreline Concerns: started by Sharon Niscak,Comox Valley Nature
Topic two:       Wetlands Preservation: started by Genevieve Singleton,Cowichan Valley Nature
Topic three:     Invasive Species: started by Jim Boulter, Comox Valley Nature                        Topic four:       Biodiversity & Development: started by Loys Maingon, Comox Valley Nature

12:00 pm         Lunch Break; light lunch at hall, featuring soup, sandwiches and fruit

13:00 pm         Grant Scott:               Are BC Herring in Dire Straits?
13:45 pm         Randal Mindell:         South Coast Fossil Conservation
14:30 pm         Coffee break
14:45 pm         Michael Motek:          Native Plants: Restoration is for the Birds
15:30 pm         Loys Maingon:          Forgotten Wetlands, Future Water Quality, Freshwater & Marine Biodiversity
4:15 pm           Discussion
4:30 pm           Closing remarks and social until 6 pm closing

October 28th 2018: Field trips;
All Car Pooling occurs at Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Ave., Courtenay

Coal Hills with Loys Maingon: Car pool at Filberg at 9:00 am, Trailhead at 9:30 am

Morrison Creek Headwaters with Jan Gemmell and Jim Palmer Car Pool at Filberg at 10:00 am

Cape Lazo with Will and Alison Marsh: Car pool at Filberg at 12:30 pm, Trailhead at 1:00 pm

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