We need your help to cover the unexpected costs associated with replacing the groundwater pump for our ponds. Help us raise the $10,000 needed to provide water for small critters to survive and for biodiversity to flourish. Pick a dollar amount and donate today!

Importance of the Ponds

Freshwater habitat is scarce along Burrard Inlet. When the Conservation Area was established in 1993, renowned landscape architect Patrick Mooney designed a series of three ponds connected by channels in the 30 ha upland portion of Maplewood Flats. 

Over the years, these wetlands have developed into hotspots of species diversity, supporting an array of birds, amphibians, mammals, insects and plants.

Critters That Rely on the Ponds

River Otter Pup by Perry Edwards
Pacific Great Blue Heron with Newt by Janine Brooke
pacific chorus frog by glen Govier
Pacific tree frog on the spikes by Rob alexander
Purple Martin Male by Rob Alexander
Blue-eyed Darner by Cathy Salter
Rough-skinned Newt by Janine Brookes

Pond Management
and Pump Replacement

The ponds are filled seasonally by a pump that draws water from a groundwater well. After 30 years of refreshing the ponds, our pump has broken down and left the wetlands without replenishment. 

As a non-profit charity, we are looking to our membership and nature lovers to help us manage this unexpected cost, and to keep water in the ponds for all the creatures that rely on them.

We need your help! Donors that reach Pacific Chorus Frog, Rough Skinned Newt, Purple Martin, Hooded Merganser, and Pacific Blue Heron Tiers of donation will be recognized in the next issue of Wingspan.

Ponds Fundraiser Circles

Or drop off a cheque onsite. Please drop off or send cheques to:

Wild Bird Trust of British Columbia
2649 Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver, BC V7H 1B1.

All donations are eligible for a tax receipt. Donors will be recognized as the “fundraising pond” fills up in the fall issue of Wingspan. Pick a species level and dollar amount and donate today! We need water this summer for small critters to survive and biodiversity to flourish.