It has been two years since the official ribbon-cutting for the Blaauw Eco Forest, a generous gift to TWU by the Blaauw family. In those two years we have learned so much more about the forest through our scientific research, discovering rare species of frogs, snails, mosses and photographing the wildlife that inhabit the forest. So it’s time to celebrate! To celebrate we will be reprising some of the artistic expression that drew national attention to the forest in the first place – such as the Han Shan poetry exhibit that featured 200 poems hung in the trees.

Schedule of Events:

  • 11:00am - 12:30pm | Music Building Room 201
    Two years of discoveries in the Blaauw Eco Forest – Dr. David Clements
    Blue-listed red-legged frogs thriving at the Blaauw Eco Forest – Sterling Balzer
    Discovering non-vascular plants and a bog at Blaauw Eco Forest – Beth Guirr
  • 1:00-2:30pm | Forest at 257A Street off 84 Ave in Langley  View map (access off 257A St at the commemorative granite stone)
    Blaauw Eco Forest Celebration

    Welcome by David Clements, TWU Department of Geography and Environment
    Han Shan Poetry readings – MC Susan McCaslin
    Opus One Women’s Choir                                  
    Remarks by Susan Falk, artist inspired by the Han Shan exhibit                                 
    Forest Dance choreographed and danced by Eleanor Felton                              

Registration is free, with the option to purchase a catered bag lunch in the forest.  Lunch must be pre-purchased.

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In the press:

Writers hang poems in trees in bid to save Langley land parcel