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The Squamish Environment Society bought one of my watercolour paintings of the Chelem Trail for use as an Interpretive Trailhead sign. We then wo… Read More
The Squamish Environment Society bought one of my watercolour paintings of the Chelem Trail for use as an Interpretive Trailhead sign. We then worked together to produce a series of smaller signs focusing on different aspects and sights along the trail. This is the beginnings of an ambitious educational project to create an expansive water park in the area. Read Less
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The Chelem Trail
Interpretive Trail signs
Squamish Estuary Education is a project of the  Squamish Environment Society
www.squamishevnironment.ca


Squamish Environment Society embarked on the Squamish Estuary Education project in 2010 and aims to provide estuary visitors with thought provoking glimpses into both the visible and the invisible estuary. There are three components to the project: volunteer interpreters to provide basic information regarding the Squamish Estuary to residents and visitors; a series of signs that explain some of the wonders of the estuary; and a pamphlet for self guided explorations.

The Squamish Estuary is a four season store house of interesting sights, sounds, smells and experiences. To fully enjoy the estuary requires returning time and again in all seasons, times of day, weather and tidal conditions. While much is visible, much is invisible because it happens in the mud, underwater, at night, behind vegetation, or when people are not present.

The signs at the Chelem Trail provide glimpses of the connections between plants, animals, tides, river, mud, wind and time.

The estuary story also includes the on-going struggle between people and possible estuary uses: housing, transportation, recreation, flood protection, birds, salmon and other wildlife.

The estuary story is a microcosm of nature-human interactions.

It’s a fascinating story.
This poster sign identifies the Big Black Birds, mostly birds of prey, that you can see from the Squamish estuary. From a distance you may think you're seeing bald eagles, but on a closer look you can identify Eagles, Vultures, Osprey, Red tailed hawk, Raven, Northern Harrier.
The Trail Head Sign is reproduced 48"x48" and shows my watercolour painting of the Chelem Trail.
"Estuary Panorama" watercolour showing the Stawamus Chief with mountains beyond.
Bald Eagle watercolour + Photoshop
Osprey watercolour + Photoshop
Red tailed Hawk watercolour + Photoshop
Raven watercolour + Photoshop
Northern Harrier watercolour + Photoshop
Vulture watercolour + Photoshop