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Pollinators, Plants and Invaders - How BCIT is bringing nature to urban environments (Burnaby Festival of Learning)

Pollinators, Plants and Invaders - How BCIT is bringing nature to urban environments (Burnaby Festival of Learning) Online

BCIT manages 154 acres that cover a network of habitats from parking lots to tree zones and protected riparian areas. Join us as we explain three important aspects of managing these varied urban habitats to encourage biodiversity. Although BCIT manages a large area, many of the things we’ll discuss work just as well in your own garden.

We’ll be covering our BeeCIT pollinator program, and the network of urban beehives that have been installed across our campuses. We’ll look at how invasive species management can benefit biodiversity and how horticulture best practices and planting can encourage wildlife and water conservation.

Presenter Bios:


Alveole helps businesses, schools, and various organizations meet their engagement and sustainability goals by bringing bees to their building. The goal is to make people fall in love with bees, build ecological awareness, and in time, more sustainable cities and food systems.

Tasha Murray, B.Sc, M.S.T. Executive Director, Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver

Tasha holds a B.Sc. (Ecology & Environmental Biology) from Thompson River University and a M.S.T. (Masters of Science in Teaching) from Portland State University. Tasha has been involved in conservation in the Pacific Northwest for over fifteen years and has worked extensively to manage invasive plants.

She lives in Burnaby with her family on a small acreage with a large garden, chickens and plenty of invasive plants to tackle. Tasha also volunteers on the local elementary school PAC, Girl Guides of Canada and BlockWatch.

Adam Dickinson, Manager –Transportation, Landscape and Grounds, BCIT

Adam has been leading BCIT’s Landscape and Grounds portfolio for the last 5 years. Adam’s passion for horticulture and sustainability have led to the introduction of BCIT’s first Invasive Species Management Plan, BeeCIT pollinator programming, edible and interactive gardens, improved landscape standards and much more. Adam is a red seal chef, drummer and as always adding to his knowledge as a horticulturalist.

Registration required. Zoom link will be emailed upon registration.

Monday, May 9, 2022
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
via ZOOM
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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Sandra Matsuba

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