Did you knows that today was World Rivers Day?
Oh how proud Stubby must be when he looked down and saw us celebrating our Rivers.
Today I went across the street to the Institute of Technology campus grounds where there was a big Rivers Day event.
Grab you boots and come alongs.....
When I gots there the sky was threatening more rains! So we checked outs the Farmer's Market first, just cuz there wasn't much coverage in case it poured rains.
OMP looks..... fresh LOCAL fruits and veggies!
Right nears the market area was the First Nations peoples. They were showing hows they live off the land using only what they needs.......
They were smoking salmons that people could taste
Wow it smelled so goods!
Mum said that we didn't need to eats any food as we just had lunch.
Next we headed to the tented areas to check outs the exhibitors
OWL was there!
OWL stands for Orphaned Wildlife.
They rescue birds and rehabilitates them back into the wild.
Some birds have injuries that affect their survival in the wilds.
These birds are kept at the sanctuary permanetly.
This falcon is blinds in one eye and this affects it's depth perception making it unable to survive in the wild.
This little owl has some mild brain damage so it can't survive in the wild either.
Mum and I were happy to see this exhibtor. They do good works for the wild birds and birds play an important part in our rivers.
Next we hit the salmon exhibit.
Earlier in the day they released fish into the creek right on the campus.
It was so interesting to learns abouts all the salmon and how important they are to our rivers.
Here is a display of the cycle of the baby salmon from egg to fry!
Right next to that was the Turtle exhibit. The western turtle is endangered.
I sometimes see these turtles when I visit Burnaby Lake or Deer Lake right nears my home. They can be founds sunning themselves on the rocks in the sun.
I couldn't believe my ears when I heards they are endangered!!
While I looked at a display of fake turtle eggs I asked how come they are endangered. The man saids that city growth destroyed their habitat. He saids that we have areas that are protected but the problem they face now is off leash dogs. Dogs upset the eggs and kill them before they hatch.
See this stuff heres.
Well this is the Port of Vancouver exhibit.
The red tube is a special cable that connects to cruise ships that enables the ship to run off city hydro while in port. This helps keep the environment cleaner. Princess Cruise lines us this cable everytime they are in port in Vancouver.
The wire of rocks is a VERY small example of the very large ones that are placed along ther waters edge near the ports. This helps to keep the waters edge more inhabitable for wildlife by preventing the shores from deteriorating by the docking ships.
There was a music stage set up. I stopped to listen for a bits but it just opened ups and poured rains, so I headed homes.
This big sculpture was at the entrance to the creek area.
The eagles are created using real plants!
I learned so much abouts all the things that rely on our rivers.
This little creek on the campus is home to so many things, I had no ideas until today.
As I lives right across the street from the campus I can visit this creek everyday.
I now have much more respect of this creek than I did befores.
What did you do to celebrate your Rivers today?
Until my next Green Stubby Report....
Keep it Green folks,