29-Jul: Be a part of the Whale Trail!

Bowen Island is now a part of the Whale Trail, which is a series of more than 50 sites around the Pacific Northwest where the public may view orcas, other cetaceans, and marine mammals from shore. Join us, along with

News about the Howe Sound UNESCO Biosphere Initiative

Following up on her April 2017 Speaker Series presentation about the Howe Sound UNESCO Biosphere Initiative, Ruth Simons has written to tell us that she plans to arrange a meeting of the Conservancies from around Howe Sound for the purpose

04-Jun: Coho Bon Voyage

We are posting this for the BIFWC. The first Sunday in June is always a special day for Bowen Island Fish & Wildlife (BIFWC) volunteers who have worked so hard over the last six months incubating, feeding, and releasing salmon

08-Apr: Howe Sound UNESCO Biosphere Region Initiative

Our 2017 Speaker Series wrapped up on 8th April with a talk by Ruth Simons, Executive Director of the Future of Howe Sound Society (FHSS) and a life-long resident of the region. Since 2011 the Society has engaged with many

The salmon are back on Bowen Island!

Bob Turner (a member of our Board) has made a beautiful short film documenting the return of Chum salmon to the Terminal Creek Lagoon area earlier this year. The Chum are entering the Lagoon, spawning in the Lagoon in various

11-Mar: Terminal Creek Salmon Hatchery presentation and tour

The first event in our 2017 Speaker Series was a presentation and tour of the Terminal Creek Salmon Hatchery, hosted by the Bowen Island Fish and Wildlife Club (BIFWC). We met in the Bill Rush Memorial Classroom, and spent about

Restoration work in the David Otter Nature Reserve

We received funding for some restoration work in the David Otter Nature Reserve from the Islands Trust Fund in late 2016. The work was delayed because of the harsh winter weather but was completed in February 2017. We planted 50

26-Nov: 2016 Annual General Meeting

Our 2016 Annual General Meeting was held at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 26th, 2016, in the Multipurpose Room at the Bowen Island Community School (1041 Mt. Gardner Road). View the slides presented during the formal business meeting, in PDF

The Great Howe Sound Recovery comes to Bowen Island!

We are very pleased to be able to bring the Great Howe Sound Recovery film and speaker event to Bowen Island, on Saturday, November 5th. Howe Sound is home to vibrant communities, strong economies, and stunning nature, which attracts locals

What’s so important about “the wee fish”?

For the last two years the Conservancy has been conducting a Forage Fish program on beaches around Bowen Island. Volunteers have been sampling the beaches looking for evidence that Pacific Sand Lance, Capelin, and Surf Smelt spawn on our sandy

The Great Howe Sound Recovery

Howe Sound is home to vibrant communities, strong economies, and stunning nature, which attracts locals and visitors alike. The David Suzuki Foundation and the Coastal Ocean Research Institute held an evening session on May 4th, to watch four short films

The revitalization of Mannion Bay

The Bowen Island community and government agencies—including the Bowen Island Municipality—are working together to restore socioecologic and socioeconomic integrity in Mannion Bay. Below, you’ll find a short video about progress on the revitalization of this Howe Sound gem, Bowen’s “marine

What lands are protected on Bowen Island?

Ever wonder exactly what is protected on our Island? One way to find out is to look at the Islands Trust Conservancy’s (ITC) Parks and Protected Areas data, which is a helpful resource that’s regularly updated. You can view the

Speaker series: Squamish River Watershed Society

Our 2016 Spring Speaker Series wrapped up with Randall Lewis, President of the Squamish River Watershed Society and Environmental Co-coordinator with the Squamish Nation. Randall talked about the Squamish Nation and their presence in this area, and the Society’s work.

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

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