Happy New Year 2022!

The Board is looking forward to a year of restoration and hopefully some public education programs. We will continue to follow Covid protocols for public safety, and have a wonderful fun social time outside on Sunday afternoons from 1 to 3 pm.

Starting in February we will meet by the marine kiosk at Cattle Point.  You can help remove English ivy, Daphne, Carpet burweed or Bur chervil.  Tools and gloves provided.  Refreshments at the end.  

Anderson Hill – Saturday January 22  10 to 12 Christina Johnson-Dean will be along the Centennial Trail as it heads between the houses towards the ravine and Transit Rd (across from the glade that we worked on all last year).  Join me if you can.The snowdrops are up at the foot of the bluff where we have been working!! 250-208-5720

Meanwhile, you are invited to the following:

Wildlife Conservation Society CanadaKEY BIODIVERSITY AREAS Webinair
 is on Thursday January  27, 2022 from 9 to 10 am. Wylie Thomas and Margaret Lidkea of FOUP will be presenting
Here is the information:

Increasing conservation engagement through KBAs – Part 2

Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) have the potential to engage people in the conservation and stewardship of special natural areas. Whether sites are remote and hard to access, or situated minutes from an urban core, they have the potential to attract curious nature-lovers and inspire people to action. Join for a two-part mini-series exploring how KBAs could foster conservation engagement among interested volunteers: reviewing the successes and lessons learned from community-based conservation programs, and looking forward to how these models could be replicated across KBAs.

In Part 2 of this mini-series, we explore how we could build from existing multi-taxa models to promote conservation engagement within KBAs. Many areas that will become KBAs already have naturalist groups, passionate individuals, or other organizations who regularly monitor or promote conservation action within them. What lessons can we learn from these groups? And how can we drive conservation engagement in KBAs that are for species not as charismatic as birds, or for sites that don’t have the traditional history of stewardship that other KBAs do? Join to hear presentations and discussion from Mark Stabb of Nature Conservancy of Canada, and Margaret Lidkea and Wylie Thomas of Victoria B.C.’s Friends of Uplands Park Society.

Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022Time: 9 am – 10 am Pacific / 10 am – 11 am Mountain / 12 noon – 1 pm Eastern

We very much hope that you will be able to join us.

Use the link here to join:https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZDE1NjU4MzktM2M2Yy00NWEzLTk2M2QtMjU5MWU5MzdhNGU3%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2211252240-0f0d-46cf-a182-646bacf77aa3%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%224c2aba1c-147e-48ac-9d11-e34b1491c3f1%22%7d

RSVP and add the event to your calendar at our Eventbrite here.
Missed Part 1? Watch it here.