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 …

Aug 2: An outing at Mannion Bay Read More »

We wrote to Tom Blackbird, District Recreation Officer, Recreation Sites and Trails BC, to ask that he designate the Crown Lands on Mount Gardner for non-motorized use only. Copies of our letter went to the Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural …

Jun 6: Request to prohibit motorized use of Mount Gardner Read More »

The Howe Sound / Átl’ḵa7tsem Marine Reference Guide is hosting a free event on World Oceans Day 2020, to celebrate Howe Sound. The event will be an evening of storytelling about the treasured place we call home: Howe Sound / …

Jun 8: Celebrate Howe Sound / Átl’ḵa7tsem! A virtual event Read More »

This photo was taken at Cape Roger Curtis Lot 21, looking West. To see a panoramic, uncropped view, click on the photo (the photo is large so it may take some time to load) A local family (who wish to …

Mar 14: A Park at Cape Roger Curtis! Read More »

Our 2020 speaker series will continue on February 22nd with a talk by Vicky Husband on “The ongoing necessity of land and marine protection”. Vicky is a life-long resident of Vancouver Island. Born in Victoria, she is a recipient of …

Feb 22: The ongoing necessity of land and marine protection Read More »

In our Salish Sea, herring stocks are down this year—again. And the Federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Bernadette Jordan, despite advice from her own scientists, has approved a commercial herring fishery that may take up to 20% of the …

Feb 9: Please join us in opposing the commercial herring fishery in the Salish Sea Read More »

Last December 6th, several Bowen Islanders took a water taxi to Gambier Island to join with other groups from around Howe Sound for a Conservationists Network Meeting. Our attendees included Sue Ellen Fast, Will Husby, and Adam Taylor, with Owen …

Jan 5: An update on the Howe Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve initiative Read More »

In November 2019 First Nations and environmental organizations from around the Salish Sea met in Saanichton to discuss the restoration of the Sea’s distinct herring populations, and to collaborate on strategies to bring vitality back to communities for whom herring …

Jan 5: HELIT TŦE SȽOṈ,ET (Let the Herring Live) Read More »

Our 2019 Annual General Meeting was held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 at the Bowen Island Community School. After the formal business presentation we screened a beautiful film, and the film Director answered questions. 1:00 pm: Formal …

Nov 23: 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 »

    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 »