Club meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month (except July and August) at 7:30 pm at the
Ravine Park Hatchery, 2395 Crescent Way, Abbotsford (by the Abbotsford Arts Centre).
Come and join us in the continual learning and appreciation of our natural world!
For more info contact: firstname.lastname@example.org - 604-853-4283
Here is our fearless leader, Hank Roos, at the BC Nature Spring Conference at UBC this past weekend. He received the Club Service Award from BC Nature, for the years of work that he has done on behalf of the Abbotsford-Mission Nature Club. Well deserved!!
ABBOTSFORD MISSION NATURE CLUB CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY on April 11, 2018
The Abbotsford Mission Nature Club, formerly the Central Valley Naturalists, was started in 1992 by a group of keen birders and lovers of the natural world. Under the shared vision of BC Nature, a Federation of BC Clubs - “to know nature and to keep it worth knowing” - the club engaged early on in several significant events in our community.
In 1992 the Club was contacted by the Hogan family and assisted them in preserving a beautiful parcel of forested land and in its donation to the City as parkland, creating the Hogan Family Nature Park. In 1994 when upland development necessitated the development of Willband Creek Park and Detention Ponds, the Club was involved in providing interpretive signage and habitat development planning ideas. More recently, over the last 5 years, the Club along with Abbotsford Christian Middle School student volunteers have installed and maintained over 50 swallow boxes and 12 wood duck boxes, planted thousands of native trees and shrubs, removed invasive blackberry and installed beaver protection around many trees within Willband Creek Park. The Club’s most significant project in the Park was the Fall 2017 completion of the Co-op Community Viewing Platform thanks to the help of significant in-kind donations and funding from the ‘Co-op Community Spaces Program’.
On the second Wednesday of the month, AMNC holds educational meetings at the Ravine Park Hatchery from September to June and organizes field trips throughout the year.
May 24, 2018
It is with sadness that the family of Stan Olson announces his death from cancer on May 24 at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Born in Saskatchewan, he came as a child to BC and lived most of his life in the Lower Mainland. He attended Briercrest and the University of Saskatchewan, and worked at Trinity Western University for 32 years as a librarian. After retiring, Stan was very involved in creation care as well as seeking understanding and reconciliation with Indigenous neighbours.
Survived by his wife of 38 years, Marijke, his children, Karen (Luke) and Dave, his brother Ken (Marilyn) and by other family members in Canada, the US, and Australia.
A Memorial Service was held at Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Abbotsford, at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Western University or A Rocha Canada.
On line condolences to the family may be made to: www.wiebeandjeskefh.com