Mayne Island Conservancy News

December, 2018

Marine Winter Birds of Mayne Island

by Michael Dunn

Marine Winter Birds of Mayne Island
The Salish Sea—our home— is an important place for marine birds and shorebirds. Did you know that twenty percent of all birds have seasonal movements, and most of these are north–south migrations that have been going on for millennia?

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2018 - A Year of Action

2018 - A Year of Action
We've had a busy and productive year at the Mayne Island Conservancy. Here are some of the ways we've worked to conserve the ecology of Mayne Island for future generations...

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Give the Gift of Healthy Shores

Give the Gift of Healthy Shores
Photo: Lee Beavington

Is there someone on your holiday list who has everything? Why not give them something lasting and meaningful: a gift in their name, to help conserve the beautiful shores of Mayne Island.

Here's How It Works

Make a donation for healthy shores on Mayne Island in the name of someone on your holiday list. We will immediately …

Now Hiring! Ecosystems Technician
January 14th to August 30th 2019

Elementary students observe ocean creatures in an aquarium at the beach.
Author: Rob Underhill
We are now accepting applications for an 8 month position starting January 14th 2019 The Mayne Island Conservancy is looking for 1 highly motivated, enthusiastic person to fill an 8 month position on Mayne Island. Applicants must currently be enrolled in a Canadian University or College; be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person with refugee status; and legally entitled …

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Henderson Park Habitat Restoration Project

Henderson Park Habitat Restoration Project
Author: Rob Underhill

A History of Habitat Restoration at Henderson Park

2004: Henderson Hill logged along with the other properties in the Beechwood Drive property subdivision. 2006: Henderson Hill Park designated as a Community Park. Community Parks are managed by the local volunteer run Mayne Island Parks and Recreation Commission. 2006: Habitat restoration activities begin, primarily Scotch broom removal. 2007 - 2008: …

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Ocean and Beach Scenes: Our Photo Contest Entries

Ocean and Beach Scenes: Our Photo Contest Entries
Photo: Pat Zuest
Here are our entries (and winners) from the category Ocean and Beach Scenes from our annual photo contest. Thanks to all for their excellent work.

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Coming Events

Bird Identification with Michael Dunn

December 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bird ID Poster
Photo and Poster: Deborah Strong

Birding is both a passion and a practice that takes time to perfect. Winter on Mayne is the best time to see a large diversity of shorebirds, sea birds, gulls and waterfowl that we wouldn't see at other times of the year. On December …

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Society of Crows and Living Nature Culture:
An Evening with Dr. Rob Butler

January 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Society of Crows and Living Nature Culture:  An Evening with Dr. Rob Butler
Join the Conservancy for an engaging, enthusiastic and thoughtful evening of stories and understanding by renowned ornithologist, author, film maker and artist Dr. Rob Butler. We will start with the fascinating story of crow society followed by the showing of Dr. Butler’s most recent and stimulating film RETURNING on the emergence of culture within the context of nature– Nature Culture. …

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