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Our 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 23rd, 2019, in Room 2 at the Bowen Island Community School (1041 Mt. Gardner Road). This year, after the formal business presentation, we will be showing …

2019 Annual General Meeting Read More »

Come and tell us your stories! Do you have an experience along Bowen’s shores that you want to share? Perhaps with a friendly seal? Or a beautiful sea star? Maybe a heron catching a fish? Or maybe you have questions. …

Oct 26: Marine Atlas Open House Read More »

Because WVSS closed the Community School on February 9th (because of the weather) we had to cancel this event for that day. We’ve now rescheduled. Our 2019 speaker series will continue on May 4th with a talk by Sue Ellen …

May 4: Herons, Hummingbirds, and Hawks of Bowen Island Read More »

The Bowen Island Public Library is holding a series of events, each Saturday in April, that are of interest to Conservancy members and supporters. Each event will be a mix of movies, stories, research, and discussion, centred on Bowen/Nexwlélexm, and …

April: Nature of Home series Read More »

    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 …

Mar 09: Marine Habitat Protection (with Calls to Action added) Read More »

  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 …

Jan 12: The Orcas of Howe Sound Read More »

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 …

Our thanks to First Credit Union for a substantial donation Read More »

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 …

Orca Morning: a short movie Read More »

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 …

Sea Lion Spring: a short movie Read More »

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 …

24 Nov: 2018 Annual General Meeting Read More »

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 …

23 Sep: A visit to Apodaca Park Read More »

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 …

Seasons in the Sound: a short movie Read More »

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 …

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

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 …

28-Feb: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest Read More »

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 …

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

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 …

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