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Annual General Meeting and Apple Bake-Off with Guest Speaker Presentation
February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
We invite all DRBIPA Members, Volunteers, and Community Partners to attend our AGM and delicious annual Apple Bake-Off competition!
Including our Guest Speaker Presentation, The Importance of Wetlands with Dr. Sean Boyd, PhD Biology, Environment Canada Science & Technology Branch.
Date: February 27, 2020
Location: Fort Langley Community Hall – 9167 Glover Rd, Langley
- 7:00pm: Apple Bake-Off setup (Bring in your baked apple item to setup for judging/tasting)
- 7:15pm: Sign in for AGM and register for 2020 Membership
- 7:30pm: Annual General Meeting
- 8:00pm: Break & Social (Apple Bake-Off sampling and voting – winner gets a prize!)
- 8:30pm: The Importance of Wetlands Presentation
Bring in a baked apple item you love to make. Pie? Strudel? Chutney? An old family recipe? We’ll do tastings and the yummiest apple item wins a prize! Please avoid using nuts or dairy products where possible. Arrive at the AGM for the Apple Bake-off setup at 7:00pm.
Not bringing a baked apple item for the competition? That’s okay! Please arrive by 7:15pm to sign-in for the AGM.
If you’d like to sign up for DRBIPA 2020 Membership please register before the AGM begins or at the break. Find more information about membership below.
Presentation Information: The Importance of Wetlands with Dr. Sean Boyd
Two consequences of climate change, Arctic warming and sea level rise, are affecting marsh primary production on the Fraser River estuary. The Arctic is warming relatively rapidly and this is contributing to increasing survival and reproductive rates of some Arctic goose populations, including Wrangel Island (Russia) Snow Geese. The Wrangel ‘subpopulation’ that overwinters on the Fraser (BC) and Skagit (WA) river deltas increased from ca. 15K in the mid-1970s to more than 100K in recent years, with the largest number ever recorded having occurred this past winter.
Sean Boyd is a biologist at the Canadian Wildlife Service and an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University. He has played a large role in CWE studies of Scoters, Barrow’s Goldeneye and Harlequin Ducks for many years.