Aug 16, 2023: The ponds at Jericho Beach Park are nearing a crisis point. This east pond is almost dried out. Only a small section of west pond still has enough water. What happens to the wildlife there if that dries out too? The Vancouver Park Board claims that the ponds are a "seasonal wetland" and part of our "biodiversity" strategy, so they can't add water. Yet, Jericho Ponds were human made in 1976. They also say that as Metro Vancouver is experiencing drought conditions and we're at Stage 2 water restrictions, they can't "waste" drinking water by adding water. But, wildlife need water too! Please help save our wildlife.
Email the Park Board and ask them to add water to Jericho Ponds as well as Vanier Park ponds, which are also almost dried out, and other crucial wildlife ponds in Vancouver, including those at Charleson Park, South Memorial Park and Queen Elizabeth Park. PBCommissioners@vancouver.ca firstname.lastname@example.org