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BURNABY LAKE PARK ASSOCIATION
Weedbuster Program 2014
The new year has arrived and the weeds are growing despite the cold and the snow! We have a patch of ugly English Ivy that we want to tackle before the pretty False Lily-of-the-Valley begins to grow.
- March 9, 2014, 1pm-4pm @ Burnaby Lake Nature House (4519 Piper Ave.)
Reminder: Daylight Savings Time begins. Turn your clocks forward by 1 hour before coming.
Nest Box Program 2014
The new year has arrived and the nest boxes need their annual servicing! Come and help us maintain Wood Duck, Swallow and Flying Squirrel boxes.
We have finished servicing all of the nest boxes. Thank you to to all who came out. We had a great time; we hope you did, too. See you next year!
WHO WE ARE
The Burnaby Lake Park Association (BLPA) is dedicated to preserving, protecting and enhancing the Park’s natural environment, while advocating respect, appreciation and enjoyment of the park’s natural attributes and recreational resources.
This regional park, right in the heart of Burnaby, is a place to reconnect with the natural world without leaving the city. The area is a stunning wildlife sanctuary where birdwatchers regularly spot great blue herons, bald eagles, belted kingfishers, osprey and even rarer birds such as the small green-backed heron.
The lake was created by a glacier 12,000 years ago, and only a century ago its shores were home to bustling sawmills. Today, a viewing tower on that same shore provides a bird’s-eye view for spotting wildlife. You can view the lake from your canoe or kayak to get an up-close look at the busy beavers, diving ducks and turtles feeding in the marsh.
Burnaby Lake has a rowing course suitable for canoeing, kayaking and rowing training. The rowing pavilion at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex has change rooms and a public canoe launch.