Earlier this week, Erik Lees joined radio host J’lyn Nye on Edmonton’s
630 CHED to discuss green burial, the growing focus on natural burial practices and more.
Erik, who is a board member of the
Green Burial Society of Canada, explained the basic guidelines for green burial and emerging burial trends
Listen to the clip below for the entire discussion.
Congratulations to our colleague
Josh Bernsen who has recently become a member of the British Columbia Society Of Landscape Architects (BCSLA) and a registered landscape architect in BC.
Growing up in a small agricultural community in Southern California, Josh credits working on the family alfalfa and wheat farm,
What stunning aerial views of Beaver Lake!
As work on the
restoration plans for Beaver Lake in Vancouver’s Stanley Park continues, the project team was out at the site performing an ecological assessment.
Stewart Denny and Ali Canning from the LEES+Associate team, along with biologist Chris Lee from AquaTerra can be seen in this drone footage wading in the bog.
There is an excellent article in the Vancouver Sun on preparing for death, and the women leading the charge to change the way we think about death –
Read it here.
Also, February was the coldest month on record for Metro Vancouver, so here are some frosty plant shots to remember the cold days by.
[Snowshoeing north of 60 creates some stylish hair]
Richard Cook and Alix MacKay from our team has just returned from travels to the Northwest Territories to conduct a site visit and participate in community engagement efforts for our latest project in the North.
Greeted with temperatures of down to -51 celsius,
It is Family Day in British Columbia and a few other provinces here in Canada.
As such, our office will be closed on Monday, 18th February 2018. We hope you have a relaxing long weekend with family.
We also wanted to use this opportunity to highlight a few remarkable parks, trails and open spaces we’ve had the honour of working on.
Following her presentation on
Records Retention at the BCSLA’s annual conference, Cailin Barteltt, records manager at LEES+Associates has published an article in the current issue of Landscapes|Paysages Magazine, the flagship magazine of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects.
theme of the issue was “risk”
Our offices will be closed over the holidays through January 1st 2019, reopening on Wednesday January 2nd.
Happy holidays from all of us at LEES+Associates and best wishes for 2019
Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, North Vancouver, BC
Enjoy this collection of articles and resources we found particularly interesting this week.
Everybody has to die
Investing in a final resting place as Metro Vancouver’s real estate market heats up
A walk in the park
“ Parks are the key to good public health and to the environmental health of cities,”
Bowen Island Parks Plan
A community-supported vision for Bowen Island’s parks,
Student brainstorming sheet
We were at
Monterey Middle School this week as part of our work on the Carnarvon Park Master Plan for the District of Oak Bay. We had a chance to meet with nearly 50 Grade 7 students to get their input on the park.
After a brief presentation,