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03
Oct

2016 Seminar Series Final Program Announced

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2016 Seminar Flyer.pdf

confFINALprogram Oct 3.pdf

2016_Seminar_Registration_Form_002.docx Early bird extended to October 10 2016!!!!!!!

Join LTABC in Victoria on November 3 & 4 for an amazing conference featuring world class speakers and ten different workshops!

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05
Jul

CTIP Conservation Tax Incentive UPDATE

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Learn about our efforts to establish a province-wide tax incentive program and how you can be involved! Please click the provided link HERE to reach the tax incentive program page.

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12
Jan

Read the January enews now!

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Read the latest issue for information on NCC's Ecological Gifts Program Land Acquisition Support Fund. The deadline for your application is fast approaching - March 15!

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03
Dec

December Enews!

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The last enews of 2014 is now available! Happy Holidays to all at this festive time of year and see you in 2015!

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27
Nov

Wrapping Up Green Christmas IV!

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Green Christmas IV
LTABC and HAT Fundraising Gala

November 2014

Thanks to everyone that made Green Christmas IV a great success! The sold out event raised funds for two land trust organizations: The Land Trust Alliance of BC (LTABC) and Habitat Acquisition Trust (HAT). Special thanks to Atomique Productions, Red Barn Market, Cariboo Brewing, Scott Melville of Melville Auctioneers, , Irma Soltonovich and Joanne Thomson. We are grateful to our sponsors: The Pinch Group, Raymond James, Megson Fitzpatrick Insurance and Vancity Victoria Community Branch.

Thank you to the auction donors:
Westjet Vacation, Hastings House, Hotel Le Soleil, Vancouver Aquarium, Ballet BC, The Pink Bicycle, Executive Suites Seattle, Dance Victoria, Islands Trust Fund, Tulipe Noire Boutique, Prince of Whales Whale Watching, Victoria Butterfly Gardens, The Robert Bateman Centre, Victoria Symphony, Victoria Film Festival, The Market on Yates, Pacific Opera Victoria, It Terrazzo Ristorante, Adrenaline Zipline Adventures, Phillips Brewery, Clegg Woodworks, Olive the Senses, Mother Nature’s Market, Float House, TYAK Kayak Tours, Ocean River Sports, Judith Cullington, Sapphire Day Spa, Rialto Hotel, Royal McPherson Theatre Society, MEC, Charlie Molnar.


Thank you to the artists that donated:
Irma Soltonovich, Nathan Birch, Aimee van Drimmelen, Joanne Thomson, Lyle Schultz, Richard Hermann, Fred Hermann, Slightly Ajar Jewellery, Kerry O’Gorman Farmlass, Mary Ploegsma, Anne Franklin, Terri-Lynn Papagiannis, Deanna Coleman, Lesli Ellis, Gwen Greenwood, Wanda Dombrowski, Bruce Whittington, Margo Cooper,

Thank you to all of the hardworking volunteers! Happy Holidays!

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04
Nov

November Enews now out!

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Read the latest enews here. Also tickets are now available for our upcoming fundraiser: Green Christmas IV on November 24!

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27
Oct

Green Christmas IV is coming to town!

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Eventbrite - A Green Christmas Party! Art Show & Auction

November 24th!!
A Happy Hour Christmas Party co-hosted by HAT and Land Trust Alliance of British Columbia
at RIfflandia HQ (1501 Douglas St) from 5-7pm.

Art Show and Auction featuring fantastic local artists with work available through live auction
as well as an amazing selection of items in the silent gift and adventure auction!
We are bringing the art and environmental communities together to raise funds and awareness
for important conservation initiatives locally, and across BC.

FOOD | DRINK | ART | CONSERVATION

Food has been generously donated by the Red Barn Market and features their
addictive in-house smoked cheeses and meats.

After party at Veneto Tapa Lounge who have extended their happy hour menu for our guests
until 9:00pm - some half priced appies and drink specials.

Door Prizes!

Tickets just $40 (for VIP pass includes two drinks, food, and Limited Edition Irma Soltonovich print!)
or $20 and include snacks and one complimentary drink!

 Tickets available here. More event details here.

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30
Sep

WildWings Festival in the Cowichan Valley

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A jewel of the Cowichan Valley is the Somenos Marsh and is a focus for valley residents and tourists alike. The marsh has been designated as an Important Bird Area (IBA) and in the autumn of each year the return of the Trumpeter Swan is anticipated by the community. It heralds a month long celebration of Somenos Marsh and all it has to offer to us in ecological and conservation benefits. The Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society with its partners the Cowichan Naturalists and Cowichan Valley Docents will lead tours through the Timbercrest Garry Oaks. The Cowichan Land Trust will be hosting visitors at the Nature Centre on the Cowichan Estuary at their viewing tower.  SMWS has shepherded development in the marsh by providing a boardwalk with its open air classroom and is marking its 25th anniversary with a fund raising drive for a new viewing tower. 

The 3rd annual WildWings Featival kicks off the evening of October 9th at the Craig Street Pub with entertainment, Marsh T-Shirts, and the release of the annual WildWings beer! The highlight will be the unveiling of Glenn Spicer's stained glass piece as this year's Artist of the Somenos. The following week the WildWings Art Exhibition opens at Just Jake's with cocktails and auction as part of the Red Umbrella celebration of the arts on Thursday night. The exhibit runs for a month. 

On Saturday, October 25, Celebrate Somenos will feature family activities at the Somenos Open Air Classroom and the Cowichan Estuary. Hot chocolate and activities under tents, with educators, artists, musicians and naturalists at the viewing stations on the boardwalk. Naturalists will lead nature tours at the Somenos Garry Oaks and the estuary will also have activities as described above.

WildWings wraps up on Friday November 14 at the Cowichan Theatre with a benefit concert featuring Holly Arntzen and the Wilds, a musical group that uses music to educate about nature. They will be backed up by the Alexander School choir performing songs that Holly and crew have taught them.

A grand time is offered to all in the Cowichan Valley during WildWings with a wide assortment of activities and celebrations welcoming back the Trumpeter Swans to the Somenos! For more details please visit here.

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03
Sep

September Enews Now Available!

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Catch up on all the latest in our September Enews. Read about LTABC's upcoming Seminar Series and fill out the registration form to get the MEGA Early Bird Rate before September 19!

 

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29
Jul

LTABC's New Resource Centre

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LTABC is pleased to announce a new Resource Centre for members. Previously the Alliance had several dozen publications however a donation of resource materials by LTABC Executive Director Paul McNair, has added almost 100 titles to the collection. Books can be borrowed from our office by members on a four week basis. LTABC will mail the publications to a member and the member is responsible to return them to the Alliance at the end of the period. Topics covered include land management, fundraising, strategic planning, communications and management. A full list of resources is available on our website.

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18
Jun

Read the latest enews for August!

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Don't forget, you can read the latest enews from LTABC here. Also, you can read any back issues here.

The enews is produced at the beginning of every month and includes conservation news from us and our members, educational opportunities, event listing and funding information. To ensure that you don't miss an issue, sign up on our homepage www.ltabc.ca

Enjoy!

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12
Jun

Member Forum

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LTABC's Member Forum is now up and running! Sign up with your user name and password and join the conversations on:

Boards & Volunteers

Land Trust Issues

Executive Directors

Finance & Fundraising

Land Management

Visit here for the forum.

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21
May

Brooks Point on Pender Island

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In May, LTABC was lucky enough to join Habitat Acquisition Trust (HAT) and the Pender Island Conservancy Association (PICA) on a day trip to Brooks Point on Pender Island. The many years of fundraising for Brooks Point Regional Park were recently completed with the acquisition of the last piece of land that joins Brooks Point and Gowlland Point. You can read more about Brooks Point here. Thanks to Paul Petrie and Jill Ilsley from PICA for giving us the tour and HAT for sorting out the details.

A highlight of the trip was viewing the expanse of chocolate lillies and other wildflowers in this rare ecosystem. Below are some images from the day.

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brooks 3 camas

chocolate lillies, camas and death camas (poisonous)

 brooks 2 lupens

lupens

brooks 1 lillies

beautiful chocolate lillies

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15
Apr

Summer Job Posting

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LTABC is hiring a Development Officer for the summer. Please read the job description here.

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01
Apr

April Enews is ready for you to read!

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The April Enews is now available online here. Read about NCC's acquistion of grassland in the South Okanagan. Current and upcoming nature festivals: Brant Festival on Vancouver Island and the Meadowlark Festival in the Okanagan/Similkameen regions. Also, help us win the Social Media Award for non-profits by voting for us every day until April 9th!

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01
Apr

Social Media Award Nominee

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Vote for us! LTABC has been nominated for a non-profit social media award. Recognized as Canada's leading awards for social media, we are encouraging you to vote and support our nomination. You simply click here and then vote, you do not have to register! One vote per 24 hours per IP/organization address until midnight April 9th!

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27
Mar

Call for Directors

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LTABC is now accepting applications for Directors of the Board. Two to three positions need to be filled. Board members serve a 2 year term. Meetings are held quarterly in Victoria.

Please read the following posting.

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04
Mar

March 2014 Enews!

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The latest enews from LTABC is now available. Read about The Nature Trust's fundraising for Antelope-Brush in the South Okanagan. The Brant Wildlife Festival on Vancouver Island has also started this week and continues into April. And don't forget to look at funding options!

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25
Feb

February's Federal Budget and the Environment

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from Karen Cooper, Chair, Canadian Land Trust Alliance

Federal Budget Extends the Carry Forward on Ecologically Sensitve Lands

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04
Feb

February 2014 Enews

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The latests enews is now available. Check out a new funding option from the .ca domain people and read about conservation on Galiano Island. In addition, public comment is requested on 2 species on the Species at Risk list.

Read all about it here.

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