Official blog of the Land Trust Alliance of BC
The November enews is now available. You can link to it under Resources/Publications. Unfortunately, the link to Executive Director Paul McNair's interview with cheknews.ca is no longer valid. It was still good yesterday but I guess each day they clear the archive and today the october 25th interview was removed. However, you can still read the Times Colonist article here.Continue reading
Our November Gala will feature delicious tapas from Chef Dwane MacIsaac. Since 2010, Dwane has been President of The Island Chef's Collaborative that supports local farmers through fundraising and grant programs. Read more about it here.
For a sneak peak of Dwane's food, you can attend his cooking classes at Cook Culture in early November. Visit here for more info.
To purchase Gala tickets call 250-995-2428!
The US has just announced a proposal to list the Taylor's Checkerspot Butterfly on the endangered list. Historically, this butterfly occurred in BC, Washington and Oregon. It was first described by W.H. Edwards, a noted American entomologist, in 1888 from specimens collected in Beacon Hill Park in Victoria.
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Our photo contest is officially wrapped up with the announcement of our Grand Prize Winner Trina Davies. We feel that her amazing photo of Dunn Lake best represents our amazing province and its natural beauty. For her efforts, Trina will receive a special journal along with a copy of Islands in the Salish Sea.
Thanks again to everybody that participated in the contest. We hope that you all continue to enjoy BC's remarkable outdoors and natural heritage. We live in an amazing province, and it is important that we do everything we can to conserve BC's future.
We hosted a photo contest recently, and received many amazing photos from people who care about BC's natural heritage. The following are the winners of our three categories: Wildlife, Places and People, along with a couple honorable mentions we couldn't leave out!
For our wildlife category, the winner was Heather McDonald with a stunning shot of waves breaking with a flying seagull in Sooke.
LTABC has spent the last two weekends in Bastion Square fundraising for a reclaimed forest project! We set up a giant jenga tower using recycled wood scraps from Home Lumber Supplies to help raise awareness and funds for BC Land Trusts and the reclaimed forest project. We are still working on future events for the project as well as a final destination for the reclaimed wood used for the project. Stay tuned for developments!
We were on Savary Island this past weekend to participate in the Savary Island Land Trust (SILT) strategic planning process.
Our weekend included a wonderful 3 hour hike with SILT Executive Director Liz Webster who showed us the trails on the Island as well as many unusual plants and trees including the breathtaking Spirit Tree, rare white pines and some of the largest arbutus trees in BC.Continue reading
Last Saturday, the Land Trust Alliance of BC held a fundraising show at the Cambie Esquimalt to raise funds and awareness for land trusts in BC. The show featured singer-songwriters Richard Kim, Niska Napoleon and Jon Choi, along with local band Citizen Joy.
Overall, it was a great night of music and fundraising. With awesome music from all the performers, the atmosphere was amazing right from the start. We raised over $270 for conservation efforts and most importantly, raised awareness about the issues facing BC's natural heritage and its preservation for future generations.
We hope everybody had a great time and look forward to seeing everyone again the next time we do a fundraising show!