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Build a Tree Swallow Nesting Box

Dinner Bay Park Dinner Bay Rd, Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada

Tree Swallows are apart of a group of birds called aerial insectivores, swooping and diving through the air in their hunt for prey. Across Canada, aerial insectivores have declined almost 60% since the 1970s! Nesting boxes can help increase the reproductive success of Tree Swallows, who usually nest in cavities Read more…

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Cedar Is Life Screening

Mayne Island Agricultural Hall 430 Fernhill Rd, Mayne Island, BC, Canada

Join us on March 30th at the Agricultural Hall for a screening of documentary film A Cedar Is Life, including a Question and Answer period with filmmaker Leslie Bland and a presentation from Coast Salish Carver, Chazz Elliott from T'sartlip First Nation. Cedar Is Life "In the latest offering from Orca Read more…

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Foraging and Natural Dyeing with Salish Weaver Myrna Crossley-Elliott.

Mayne Island Agricultural Hall 430 Fernhill Rd, Mayne Island, BC, Canada

Spend an afternoon with artist and Salish Weaver Myrna Crossley whose work is featured at the Mayne Island Library March 1st to April 15th.  Join Myrna to learn about dyeing wool with natural materials from the island. Workshop includes a forest walk to forage nettles and a participatory demonstration on Read more…

Nettle Potluck

Mayne Island Agricultural Hall 430 Fernhill Rd, Mayne Island, BC, Canada

The humble nettle is a powerful spring tonic loaded with vitamins and minerals. It makes a delicious tea and can be used in the place of greens in most recipes. It has medicinal qualities as well. In contemporary herbal medicine, stinging nettle is known to have antiproliferative, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, Read more…

Annual Beach Clean-Up

SḴŦAḴ/Mayne Island

The island-wide beach clean up returns for 2024! Sponsored by the Recycling Society and the Conservancy, community members join up with their neighbourhood crews to tackle garbage and recycling removal from beaches around the island. The refuse is taken to the recycling depot, where it is weighed and sorted and Read more…

May Day 2024 – Volunteers Needed!

Agricultural Hall 430 Fernhill Rd, Mayne Island, BC, Canada

The Conservancy has embarked on planning for May Day 2024 and we need volunteers. For those of you who have moved to Mayne in the last two or three years, this madcap Conservancy fundraising event takes place on the Saturday of the May long weekend—the first Farmers' Market of the Read more…