BURNABY LAKE PARK ASSOCIATION
Spring has arrived and the weeds are growing! The first couple of invasive plant pull events are scheduled.
- April 14, 2013, 1-4pm @ Burnaby Lake Nature House (Piper Ave.)
- May 26, 2013, 1-4pm @ Avalon Parking Lot (Avalon Ave.)
See the full 2013 weedbuster schedule
Annual General Meeting and Guest Speaker
Neil Fletcher from BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) will be our guest speaker at our AGM speaking on "What is a Wetland?" The BCWF offers many Wetlands Education Programs, which some of our members have attended. The AGM is Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in the New Life Community Church's lower lounge (8765 Government Street, Burnaby). All are invited.
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.