Photo by Krystal Brennan

September 28, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm PST (Online)

This event is offered as part of the Shedding Light Speaker Series. Click here to see the list of talks scheduled for the year.

For this month’s Shedding Light talk, we will hear from Krystal Brennan and Deanna MacTavish of Wildcoast Ecological Society, a non-profit organization conducting research, environmental restoration, and stewardship on the southern coast of BC. We will learn about Wildcoast’s community engagement approach to restoration, and hear more about their work in municipal parks such as Trout Lake and MacKay Creek.

Speaker Bios:
Deanna MacTavish is a founding member of Wildcoast Ecological Society and a graduate from both the Fish Wildlife and Recreation program as well as the Ecological Restoration degree program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. She has been working with the Coastal Painted Turtle Recovery Team as a Wildlife Biologist and Habitat Restoration Specialist on numerous projects in the South Coast region of British Columbia. She has also been involved with multiple projects that encompass the Burrard Inlet Estuary Restoration Plan, including the Seymour Creek Estuary, Lynn Creek Estuary and the MacKay Creek Estuary project.

Krystal Brennan attended BCIT and has a diploma in renewable resources and BSc in ecological restoration. She has worked as an outreach coordinator and eco-educator for over 10 years with various not-for-profit groups. Apart from work with Wildcoast, Krystal also enjoys delivering education programs with Stream of Dreams Murals Society at local elementary schools.

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

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