From Dump Site to Destination Site - 
The Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats

Since 1993, Wild Bird Trust has created the North Shore's first wildlife sanctuary from 76 acres of mostly fill, some of which was contaminated. The site now boasts four provincially blue-listed (at risk) species and a bird list which has grown from 208 to 249.  As well as the creation of a freshwater wetland and trail system which protects sensitive habitat, projects include: establishing and maintaining one of British Columbia's largest purple martin colonies, creation of a killdeer nesting area, and ongoing work to restore the anise swallowtail butterfly to Burrard Inlet.

A Piece of History Recreated

Artist Ken Lum`s sculptural installation takes its form from the architecture of squatters` cabins located at Maplewood Flats on the north shore of Burrard Inlet during the early to mid-twentieth century.

Return of the Osprey
Osprey now have a dramatic presence 
in Burrard Inlet.  It began in Spring 1991 with just one pair who arrived from their wintering grounds in South America, built a nest on an old logging pole and raised two young, a success which they repeated the following year. Up to four pairs now return each summer to breed in the Inlet.  Learn more about these fascinating migratory birds and where you can view them at The Conservation Area.

Corrigan Nature House

Fundraising and construction have been completed.  The Nature House complements WBT's site restoration from degraded industrial site to "living classroom" and is available for corporate or private events.  To view or make a booking please contact the Executive Office: Tel 604 922 1550 or e-mail:



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