The Oystercatcher: News and Events from the Mayne Island Conservancy

April, 2019

Happy April, friends!

water shot_taken by Kerri Enns

Paddle Along for Biodiversity

On April 27th, we'll be doing a one-of-a-kind fundraiser: the Paddle-Along for Biodiversity. Kayakers from Mayne and Galiano Islands will do a tour of the islands to raise funds to support Bioblitz 2019.

How to Get Involved

Are you a paddler? Are you interested in touring these beautiful islands with profession guides, while raising funds for the biodiversity of our home?

Sign up to become an official paddler here.

Support Our Paddlers

Please consider supporting our paddlers as they raise funds to increase our knowledge of our islands' biodiversity. By making a donation to support a paddler, you'll be helping to fund the first Mayne and Galiano Bioblitz, an ambitious initiative to expand our knowledge of the diversity of life that calls these islands home.

Choose Your Favourite Paddler and Pledge Your Support Here

Every donation helps, no matter how large or small. Thank you for your support. Donations are tax deductible.

Proposed Changes to our Bylaws

Proposed Changes to our Bylaws
We would like to propose a few changes to our bylaws, to be voted on at our annual general meeting on April 27th. In a nutshell, we would like to: introduce children's memberships (non-voting membership for those under 12); introduce family memberships at a rate of $15; simplify the membership term to the calendar year only, …
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Coming Events

Albatross - The Film

Albatross - The Film

Saturday, April 6th, 7:30 pm, Agricultural Hall

Mayne Island Conservancy and Mayne Island Recycling Society present – Albatross. As Islanders we are well aware of the issue of plastics in our oceans. This movie brings home the purpose of the annual beach cleanup in a way that will inspire consider how we can each individually reduce our reliance on plastic in our everyday life. Warning: this film is graphic in nature and may not be suited for sensitive individuals. ALBATROSS is …
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Annual Beach Cleanup

Annual Beach Cleanup

April 7th, 1 pm

With our stronger than normal storms this winter, we expect a lot of debris will wash up our shores this year. Please join us for our annual Beach Cleanup on April 7th at 1pm. Mark the date on your calendar, and call your local Beach Captain to join…Read more

Spring Native Plant Sale

Vulture Ridge

April 27th 10 am, Ag Hall Grounds

We’ll be holding our annual Spring Native Plant Sale on April 27th from 10am to 1pm at the Agricultural Hall grounds.
Native plants are all around us. They provide us with a stunning visual display that changes through the seasons, all while providing food and habitat for native animals, insects, and fungi. Read more

Annual General Meeting

Male Anna's Hummingbird

April 27, 1:30 pm, Agricultural Hall

New: Door Prizes for Conservancy Members!

The Mayne Island Conservancy Society will hold our Annual General Meeting on Saturday, April 27th, 2019, at 1:30 pm in the Agricultural Hall. Doors will open at 1 pm- renew your membership and catch up with fellow members before the meeting starts at 1:30...
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Bioblitz!

Bioblitz!

May 5, Miners Bay Park, 11 am

The Mayne Island Conservancy along with the Galiano Conservancy will be hosting our first Bioblitz for Mayne and Galiano Islands the weekend of May 3-5, 2019. A Bioblitz is a concentrated, multi-disciplinary inventory of living things in a defined geographic area. It is designed to improve knowledge of species presence and increase awareness of the diversity of these species as well as any that …
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May Day 2019

May Day

Saturday May 18, Farmers' Market

Join us for this annual tradition, and help raise funds for the Mayne Island Conservancy's work.
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