Protecting and enhancing the natural values of Salt Spring Island and its surrounding waters




Greening the Greens: Restoring Wetlands on a Former Golf Course

Twenty-five volunteers helped to plant 11,500 native plants over 4 days! This fall, the Conservancy restored another fairway (about 1 ha) at the former golf course at Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve, building new wetlands to increase wildlife habitat. Tom Biebighauser, wildlife biologist and wetland ecologist,


Wetland Work!

We are working on a new wetland on Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve. The excavation work is done, the mulching is under way and soon our new plants from our Native Plants Nursery will go out into the riparian area. It is very exciting work, and we are always looking for more volunteers to help us.



Thanks to the many volunteers who got muddy with us in October! Together we planted 3000 + native plants and trees in the new wetlands at the Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve. Did you know? Wetlands are nature’s water purifiers – we’re taking direct action to keep Blackburn and Cusheon lakes healthy!