AGM 2017

Our Annual General Meeting is coming up:

PSPS AGM 2017
Held at UBC Tapestry: 3338 Wesbrook Mall
November 6th
6:30 – 8:30pm

You can find the agenda and last year’s meeting minutes here:

Join us for tea and snacks at 6:00, and after our business has been concluded we will have an egaging talk by Tamsin Baker and Pamela Zevit from the South Coast Conservation Program. They will speak on Species at Risk and Diversity by Design.

Additionally, we need to reconcile our constitution and bylaws with the new BC Society’s Act. The BC Societies Act came into force November 28, 2016, and we are required to transition our constitution and bylaws to coincide with it. Over the past year, the board of directors has dutifully cross referenced our current constitution and bylaws with that of the new Act, and written a transition proposal. In doing so, bylaws have been added, changed, removed, reworded, reformatted and moved. Each bylaw is prefaced by an explanation as to how it has been impacted by this transition using the above terms in the report below. Some bylaws that were only relevant to our period of incorporation have been removed, while others have been changed to better reflect how the society runs in practice: duties of officers, etc.

At our AGM we will vote to submit this new constitution and bylaws document to the BC Societies Registry, and we will once again be in compliance with current societies legislation in the province.

 

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Cascadia Explorers – Pacific Spirit Park is going Virtual?!

Exciting news from a community volunteer, Yvan Boily, on an upcoming educational videogame that features Pacific Spirit Park. Kids will have a chance to learn history, about native/invasive plants, and how to manage them!

You can check out his post here.

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Invasive Species Mapping in Pacific Spirit

Metro Vancouver has been mapping invasive species in Pacific Spirit Park. Mapping is used to understand the extent of the  invasive species problem, so that we can best use the resources we have to manage them. Unfortunately, there is a large amount of invasives that have moved into the park and English holly is the most abundant species. One local resident explained the source as “people dumping [yard waste] here for at least 30 years”. During about 100 hours of field work, an area of 45ha was mapped and a total about 17% (7.76ha) of the forest area surveyed was covered in invasive species. The figure (attached) shows the proportion of each species found in this area.

speciesgraph

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