Brunette Watershed Storytelling and Photography with John Preissl

Jul 9, 2020 | Events, News, Stewardship

Photo by John Preissl

July 20, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm PST (Online)

This event is offered as part of the Still Creek Streamkeepers Talk Series. Click here to see the list of talks scheduled for the year.

This month’s Streamkeepers talk is presented by John Preissl, a Squamish and Leq’á:mel water and land defender, streamkeeper, wildlife photographer, and storyteller.

John will give an engaging talk highlighting his 30 years of experience as a Brunette Watershed steward and streamkeeper, and intersperse his talk with his professional wildlife photography and traditional stories about the local lakes and streams he learned from his parents and grandparents.

“My passion is to show the beauty of Burnaby and my First Nations Connection to the Land, Salmon, and Wildlife in the Brunette Watershed. I am a long time streamkeeper and have done extensive work to protect our Sacred Salmon Creeks.”

The talk will take place online via Zoom. Please register through the form below to receive a link to the webinar.

Speaker Bio:

John Preissl is a Burnaby based environmental, adventure, wildlife and Indigenous freelance photographer. His photos have been published in the Vancouver Sun, The Province, National Post, Ming Pau, Burnaby Now, Vancouver is Awesome, CBC, Belgium TV/Radio and many other newspapers and media. He is a media expert with over 2 decades of media experience and consulting. John is of Squamish and Leq’á:mel Nation ancestry. His Great times-two Grandfather was the Great Chief Joe Capilano. John leads many First Nations Tours in Burnaby from Deer Lake, Burnaby Lake, Burnaby Mountain and pretty well all over Squamish and Tseil-Waututh Nations Lands. He works with Indigenous students from the Aboriginal Program at New Westminster Secondary School, teachers, Emily Carr University, BC Biodiversity Museum, Burnaby Art Gallery, SFU and many others. His Grandpa Joe Capilano has a well known Legend of Deer Lake based at the lake. John’s photographs show this area year round.

If you have any questions about the event, please email our Environmental Stewardship Coordinator, Emma Warner-Chee at

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