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"Still Creek Lost" with Bruce Macdonald

False Creek Watershed Society

Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

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Meet at Joyce Collingwood Skytrain Station at 1:00 PM. Come and retrace a portion of the Still Creek system that not long ago was a lake a mile long. This lake ran along the edge of Kingsway down the middle of historic Collingwood. In the 1860s when it was still a remote portion of an uninhabited wilderenss, this beaver lake was considered prime real estate - it was one of the first pieces of land to be take up by a Non-Native in the new colony of British Columbia. The recipient was Colonel Richard Moody, the person in charge of this new system. After being drained it provided some of the richest farmland in East Vancouver, the location of numerous orchards, chicken ranches and amrket gardens in the early days of Vancouver.

The walk will end at the 29th Street Skytrain Station.

This walk will be led by Vancouver-born historian Bruce Macdonald, authour of "Vancouver - a Visual History" Bruce grew up in the city but much of his childhood was spent in the local woods appreciating nature. Each participant will receive a four page handout with some local history and detailed colour maps.

By donation.

Rain or shine. .

NOTE: "Earth Walks" are created by community leaders for the False Creek Watershed Society - a non profit group. We are very lucky to have these amazingly knowledgeable people lead us. We would love to have you join us. We ask that you try and register for the walks if there is a good chance you will be able to join us so we know how many are coming. Thanks and hope to see you there! 

Apologies that the newsletter stated these events are free. This year any donations we receive will be offered to the leaders and publicity.

Have questions about "Still Creek Lost" with Bruce Macdonald? Contact False Creek Watershed Society

When & Where

29th Avenue Skytrain Station
East 29th Avenue and Earles Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

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