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Mar 09: Marine Habitat Protection

    Our 2019 speaker series continued on Saturday, 09 March, with a talk by Devon Page, Executive Director of Ecojustice, about Marine Habitat Protection. At a time when we are celebrating Howe Sound’s recovery, we still face LNG and

To be rescheduled: Herons, Hummingbirds, and Hawks of Bowen Island

Because WVSS closed the Community School on February 9th (because of the weather) we had to cancel this event for that day. We’ll find an alternative date and post it here, once it’s rescheduled. Our 2019 speaker series will continue

Jan 12: The Orcas of Howe Sound

  Our 2019 speaker series began on Saturday, 12 January, with a talk by Bob Turner on “The Orcas of Howe Sound”. The return of Orcas (or Killer Whales) over the past decade has been an inspiring reminder that the

Our thanks to First Credit Union for a substantial donation

We are delighted to have received a substantial donation from the folks at First Credit Union. Earlier this year, we were contacted by the Credit Union who told us that they were running a campaign to encourage their members to

Orca Morning: a short movie

Bob Turner (a member of our Board) has made another beautiful short film about a pod of orcas that he saw in February 2018 on the north side of Bowen Island. This film is part of Bob’s ongoing efforts to

Sea Lion Spring: a short movie

Bob Turner (a member of our Board) has made another beautiful short film about a large number of sea lions that he saw feeding on schools of anchovy during a 5 day kayak trip up Howe Sound during the first

24 Nov: 2018 Annual General Meeting

Our 2018 Annual General Meeting was held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 24th, 2018, in the Multipurpose Room at the Bowen Island Community School (1041 Mt. Gardner Road). This year we continued our tradition of a guest presentation after

23 Sep: A visit to Apodaca Park

On Sunday, 23 September, with support from BC Parks, the Bowen Island Conservancy is going to take a group of people on a hike to visit Apodaca Provincial Park, which is located on the eastern shore of Bowen Island. The

Seasons in the Sound: a short movie

Bob Turner (a member of our Board) has made another beautiful short film about the last nine months as he went looking for Wild Nature through the “off season” (autumn, winter, and spring). This film is part of Bob’s ongoing

03-Jun: Coho Bon Voyage (11:00 am to 2:00 pm)

The first Sunday in June is a special day for Bowen Island Fish & Wildlife Club (BIFWC) salmon enhancement volunteers who have worked hard over the last 6 months incubating, feeding, and releasing salmon fry raised in the Terminal Creek

28-Feb: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest

Island Pacific School is presenting a film and conservation talk on Wednesday, February 28th, from 1:00-2:30 pm. The film, Last Stand, shows the home of the caribou in the world’s largest remaining inland temperate rainforest, and shows how critical human

Anchovy: a keystone species in Atl’kitsem/Howe Sound

Bob Turner (a member of our Board) has made a beautiful short film about the giant schools of anchovy that appeared in 2015/2016 in Howe Sound, and the resulting flush of whales, sea lions, seals, and salmon that feast on

27-Jan: Where are the Whales? Monitoring and protecting Cetaceans through Citizen Science

Our 2018 Speaker Series began on Saturday, 27 January, with a presentation by Jessica Torode about the BC Cetaceans Sighting Network. We learned how to identify the different species of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) in BC waters, the threats

25-Nov: 2017 Annual General Meeting

Our 2017 Annual General Meeting was held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 25th, 2017, in the Multipurpose Room at the Bowen Island Community School (1041 Mt. Gardner Road). We continued our tradition of a guest presentation after the formal

28-Oct: The truth about a Community Forest: how it could tear Bowen Island apart

Although the threat of industrial logging on Bowen Island has receded somewhat, we are hearing about the possibility of creating a community forest/woodlot and how that will give us control over what happens with our forests. But all is not

26-Jul: We are out of the BCTS FSP

Below is a message that the Bowen Island Conservancy received earlier today from Enrique Sanchez at BC Timber Sales. Greetings: BC Timber Sales (BCTS)–Chinook is cancelling the open house scheduled for July 30, 2017 on Bowen Island. BCTS-Chinook has decided