John Lowman first visited Maplewood Flats in 1995. After that visit, he returned every week, first with binoculars, then with a spotting scope, and finally, on his 50th birthday, with a present to himself: a Canon EOS3 35 mm camera with a 500 mm telephoto lens.
“I’d taken pictures of birds as a child and I wanted to document the return of wildlife at Maplewood to help them protect the site.” he says.
Our current exhibit showcases over 250 photos that John took at Maplewood Flats from 2000-2006. From small tree frogs to majestic ospreys, this collection is “an indisputable record of the importance of this site”.
Maplewood Flats Conservation area hosts public artworks by local Indigenous artists at various locations around the site.
Niih ten sxelt nata skwi its’ay
Tsleil-Waututh artist & activist
Niih ten sxelt nata skwi its’ay is located near the Eastern Mudflats.
The Great Blue
Squamish artist: carver and muralist
MATERIAL: COATED ALUMINUM
The Great Blue Heron installation is located at Osprey Point.
Zachary George (Skokaylem)
TSLEIL-WAUTUTH ARTIST: Master carver
The house posts are located at the front entrance of Corrigan Nature House.
MATERIAL: PLYWOOD & ACRYLIC
The Osprey Mural is located on the north side of Corrigan Nature House.