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Announcing A New Nature Reserve!

Photo by L. Matthias A new nature reserve—a forested 62-acre area near Ford Lake, including small streams flowing into the headwaters of Fulford Creek—is now in the hands of the Salt Spring Island Conservancy. The Howard Horel Nature Reserve has been created largely thanks to

2018-03-09T09:41:48+00:00

Young Couple Stewards Their Land for Wildlife

Photo by C. Maslovat Imogen Farren and Ali Chappel purchased their land last year and fell in love with their little piece of paradise. They love the view and feel on top of the world. They can watch the changing sea and sky all day

2018-03-09T09:48:20+00:00

A Cornucopia of Volunteers

Members and volunteers are the driving force of the Conservancy.  In 2017, over 220 volunteers donated over 6,800 hours to the Conservancy—an all-time high!  In 2017: 100 volunteers spent about 1,400 hours in workshops and trainings and supported events and nature reserve restoration. 2 volunteers—a photographer and

2018-03-08T12:35:48+00:00

How to Help the Owls

Western Screech-owl. Photo by Jared Hobbs Have you heard the owls lately? On Salt Spring, you are most likely to hear the Barred Owl or the Great-horned Owl. But Salt Spring is also home to three other species of owl, which are currently considered rare

2018-03-07T12:34:23+00:00

Learning with Other Land Trusts

November 15, 2017, was a blue-skyed day. It was the day that five people associated with the Salt Spring Island Conservancy travelled to downtown Victoria to attend the 3-day National Land Summit, hosted by the Land Trust Alliance of BC. Delegates from land trusts, conservancies, cities, and

2017-11-23T15:39:39+00:00

Supporters Made Our Fundraiser a Success!

The Conservancy’s volunteers, supporters, and food and auction donors made our November 3rd fundraiser at ArtSpring a fantastic success. The event was centred around Stan Senner, who is vice president of bird conservation in the Pacific Flyway for the National Audubon Society―among many significant roles. Stan donated

2017-11-23T15:36:56+00:00

Art & Nature Fest: A Success!

Last summer, the Conservancy’s hosted a 3-day Art & Nature Fest at Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve, which many of you attended. It was an overwhelming community effort and success! Well over 1100 people drifted in throughout the three days and learned about our work, many of whom

2017-10-25T13:27:52+00:00