We explored Bowen Island’s best Tidal Flats
Along with the Bowen Nature Club we convened a Beach Explore outing on Sunday, August 2, from 10:00 am to noon. We poked around the extensive tidal flats of Mannion (Deep) Bay adjacent to the Lagoon Causeway and Sandy Beach (see the map below), during an extreme summer low tide: the very best time to observe life on these biologically rich sands and muds. These flats are home to oyster, clams, small fish and crabs, and have been a centre for human activity on the Island, including shellfish harvesting by Squamish Nation peoples, a brickworks (during early settlement), and a recreation hub for Union Steamship holiday crowds.
Latest news and events
- 01-Dec: Letter to DFO concerning the Herring Fishery
- 20-Jan: Stories from the Bay
- 2020 Annual General Meeting
- 16-Oct: Our waterfront conservation area at Cape Roger Curtis is happening
- 02-Aug: An outing at Mannion Bay
- 06-Jun: Prohibit motorized use of Mount Gardner
- 14-Mar: A conservation area at Cape Roger Curtis!
- 22-Feb: The ongoing necessity of land and marine protection