The Hakai Institute and the False Creek Friends Society, in collaboration with the City of Vancouver and other local community partners, are leading an exciting event in Vancouver’s False Creek from April–September of 2022. The False Creek BioBlitz 2022 includes scientific and community-led efforts to document biodiversity and raise awareness of the project within the English Bay and False Creek area.
- Opportunistic community contributions on iNaturalist including
- Low tide surveys
- Light traps deployed
- Sea-Settlement plates deployed
- Intensive BioBlitz: sediment and plankton sampling, terrestrial surveys
- Community outreach tables involving various local partner organizations
Project partners are excited to see what can emerge when scientists and community members connect to document biodiversity in the traditional and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish Nations. The boundary of this project is the historical shoreline, identified by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, of what is now known as False Creek.
Ex: Hakai Scientists, False Creek Friends and Sea Smart Summer Camp BioBlitzing at Kits Point on Wednesday, July 13th, 2022
False Creek BioBlitz 2022 Objectives:
- Better understand False Creek’s current ecological status
- Catalyze community-driven stewardship
- Contribute to local (Beauty Biodiversity Museum) and global (iNaturalist, OBIS, GBIF and CIOOS) biodiversity inventories
- Support co-development of future initiatives to support the stewardship of False Creek