Today, the Lillooet river was choked with ice floes and the heron at one of the inflow channels looked very forlorn waiting for a feed of fish. I had no urge to rush to the edge as I had when I was a kid. We were warned early on that the river was unpredictable and … Continue reading River Dunk
In one of the holes of the cement abutment beside the bridge over the Lillooet River, on the road to the Hurley Pass, I placed a jar containing a pencil and a spiral notepad. Dad and I would park nearby, walk to the bridge, observe the height of the river using the measure attached … Continue reading Notebook
This post has been updated with new information. The updated post can be found here: https://thewellnessalmanac.com/2020/09/22/what-does-this-weeks-fall-storm-mean-for-us-veronica-woodruff-gives-us-flood-plain-dwellers-some-context-and-a-reason-to-keep-one-eye-on-the-rain-gauge/
Pretty as a picture. So goes the saying. And when an app can render a photograph of the Pemberton Valley as a painting, you kind of see where the saying comes from. Thanks to Dave Steers for sharing his work. Flashback to earlier posts for other renderings of local scenery: Nairn Falls splintering into a … Continue reading Prettiest valley in the world? It just might be. Dave Steers offers exhibit A to make the case.
“The Lillooet River is such a mystery,” says Veronica Woodruff. “It’s so murky. Even where it’s only ten centimeters deep in shallow spots in the middle, you can’t actually see the bottom.” An environmental technician and founding director of Stewardship Pemberton, Woodruff paddleboards the river all summer and lives right beside it. “It doesn’t have … Continue reading Mapping the Mysterious: Stewardship Pemberton’s new 3D model of the ‘hood
Last month, Pemberton had the honour of hosting just over fifty scientist specialized in their field from near and very far as an extension of the Whistler Naturalists annual BioBlitz event. This is the first time Pemberton has co-hosted this event. As the scientists unloaded from the bus, the butterflies in my stomach took flight. … Continue reading Humbled and Happy: A shout out from Stewardship Pemberton