Update for EagleWatchers …

Our EagleWatch Steering Committee is hard at work to make sure we’re ready for a new season.

Recruiting for new volunteers is underway and we’re also renewing contact with experienced volunteers. If you are interested in joining our volunteers, please contact us at eaglewatchsquamish@gmail.com and we’ll be in touch. For information about being a volunteer go to http://www.squamishenvironment.ca/get-involved/volunteer/.

Our Annual Orientation and Training Session for experienced and new volunteers is scheduled for 12:00 Noon – 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 28 at the Brackendale Art Gallery. We’ll be providing a small voucher for refreshments at the event.  Come find out what is new for our 23rd Season, mingle with our new and experienced volunteers and enjoy our door prizes!

Our Official Opening Day Ceremony is set for 10:00 AM, Sunday, November 4 at our Eagle Run Dike location in Brackendale. Squamish First Nation representatives will be blessing this event and welcoming our wintering bald eagles for another prosperous season.  As well, outgoing Mayor Patty Heintzman will be taking part and we hope to include the incoming mayor in this unique community environmental event.

Saturday, November 10, will be Opening Day for EagleWatch at Eagle Run Dike.  We’re hoping that a good early coho run will attract some eagles to greet us.

Don’t forget, the EagleWatch educational presentations and field trips are available for schools, groups and interested parties of all ages on a first come, first served basis. Book your incredible educational experience now by contacting Dr. Judith Knapp at drjmknapp@gmail.com or call 604-898-2072.

Photo above: Dr. Judith Knapp, Wolfgang Pauli, and Patrick McNamara helping a group of schoolchildren view and learn about our wintering eagles, December 2017.

Graphic above: courtesy of Carl Halvorson