Speaker series: Green Shores initiative

Our 2016 Spring Speaker series continued on March 5th, 2016, with a presentation by DG Blair, about the Green Shores initiative. DG holds a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences and a M.Sc. in Environmental Education and Communications. As Executive Director of

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Exploring options at Quarry Park and Bob’s Knob

Quarry Park and Bob’s Knob are beautiful places in their own right, but also form part of an extensive trail network that eventually leads to the Fairy Fen Nature Reserve. As time passes, though, nature takes its course and trees

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Speaker series: 2015 UN Climate Change Conference

Our 2016 Speaker Series continued with a presentation by Merran Smith, Executive Director, Clean Energy Canada, and a fellow at Simon Fraser University. Merran is a member of the B.C. government’s Climate Leadership Team, and the City of Vancouver’s Renewable

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Minutes of our Board meetings

We are going to post the minutes of each of our Board meetings on this website, once they have been approved. If you would like to see what the Board is working on, the minutes will give you insight into

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We’re on Facebook and Instagram!

We have a couple of new ways of keeping in touch: Follow our Facebook page, and Follow “bowenislandconservancy” on Instagram

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“Green Legacies: A Donor’s Guide to BC” now available

Giving to nature through a personal legacy is a choice that directly contributes to conservation of wildlife and wildlife habitat. Over twenty kinds of green legacies are available to increasing the amount and quality of land available to nature. Green

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Help identify areas of special natural interest

We have been contacted by Jeremy Howe, of the Parks, Trails and Greenways Advisory Committee, who asked us to post the following: The Parks, Trails and Greenways Advisory Committee has begun an initiative to identify areas of special natural interest

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2015 Annual General Meeting

The Conservancy's 2015 Annual General Meeting was held at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 28th, 2015, at the Bowen Island Community School (1041 Mt. Gardner Road).

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We hosted the Elders Council for Parks in BC

On a beautiful August 13th we hosted a group of members of the Elders Council for Parks in British Columbia, who visited the Island to hike around Killarney Lake. We met the group at the Community School and headed off

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Report on the Grafton Lake (“Rennison”) Lands now available

The Conservancy is very interested in the development proposal put forward by John Reid for the lands around Grafton Lake (also knows as the “Rennison Lands”). Members of the Board, and several members at large, have participated in the walks

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Oystercatchers are nesting: do not disturb

Now is the time when Oystercatchers are nesting on the coastal islets around Bowen Island and elsewhere in Howe Sound. This year the only nesting site close to Bowen Island that we are aware of is on Onion Island, close

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Speaker series: Garibaldi Park—Alpine Jewel of Howe Sound

On Saturday, April 18th, our 2015 Speaker Series wrapped up for the summer with a presentation by Bob Turner. About the Park Garibaldi Park has the most accessible, most diverse, and arguably most beautiful alpine landscapes in the Vancouver region.

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Ministry of Forests response to letter concerning dock applications at CRC

We received a response from an Assistant Deputy Minister to our letter to the Minister of Forests opposing the applications for Residential/Private Moorage at Cape Roger Curtis.

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Open House and invitation to comment: Proposed Woodfibre LNG project

Woodfibre LNG Limited is proposing the development and operation of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) production facility and floating LNG storage at the former Woodfibre Pulp and Paper Mill site near Squamish. The company has submitted an application for an

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Our position on the proposed Pollinator Demonstration Garden

The Conservancy Board has submitted a letter supporting the establishment of a Pollinator Demonstration Garden in Crippen Park, but opposing its proposed location in Killarney Meadows.

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Speaker series: Lines that don’t divide—telling tales about chemicals, animals, and people in the Salish Sea

Our 2015 Speaker Series commenced on January 24th with a presentation by Jay Taylor, Professor of History, Simon Fraser University. Presentation overview The practice of dumping waste into the Salish Sea has contaminated its ecosystem and imperiled human and non-human

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