2016 Seasons Greetings from the Friends of Uplands Park Steering Committee

Seasons Greetings and a Happy New Year from the Steering Committee of the Friends of Uplands Park:
Ron Carter, John Dick, Matt Fairbarns, Elizabeth Garrett, Chris Garrett, Anna Graham, Angela Hills, Chris Hyde-Lay, Margaret Lidkea, Rick Marshall, David Newell, Emily Roston, Cathy Savage, Jacques Sirois, Wylie Thomas, and from our Social Media Manager, Kathleen Matthews.
Photos by Kathleen Matthews
Uplands Park Winter Photos by Kathleen Matthews [from years gone by]

CANCELLED: Friends of Uplands Park & the Royal BC Museum co-present an evening Beach Seine Net at Willows Beach: Fieldtrippers: In-seine Sailfins, Shrimps and Sea Slugs! – December 12-2016

Cancellation notice from Margaret Lidkea, Chair, Friends of Uplands Park

The Royal BC Museum and the Friends of Uplands Park regret that this evening’s Beach Seine event is cancelled because of icy, cold weather.  We are hoping to have one next June.

Thank you for your interest and support.
Margaret Lidkea, Chair, Friends of Uplands Park sends the following invitation:
Dear Friends of Uplands Park
We are again partnering with the Royal BC Museum with an evening Beach Seine Net at the north end of Willows Beach.  Friends of Uplands Park will have small nets and containers for people to collect creatures, watch them wiggle and ask the experts about them.

Event Details – Fieldtrippers: In-seine Sailfins, Shrimps and Sea Slugs!

  • December 12, 2016
  • 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Willows Beach
  • More info at the Royal BC Museum website:
Join researchers from the Royal BC Museum, as they conduct an evening beach seine at Willows Beach. As many as 20 species of fish, crabs, shrimp, and other invertebrates will be brought in using a large net, so everyone will get an up-close look at what lives beneath the waves.

Meet at Willows Beach. From Estevan, Turn left onto Esplanade and drive toward the north end of the beach. Park on the right near the large white Royal BC Museum van.

Dress appropriately (boots, layers, rain gear) and wear a headlamp or bring a flashlight.