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Spring Native Plant Sale 2024

Mayne Island Conservancy Office 455 Dixon Rd, Mayne Island, BC, Canada

Come visit us on Saturday April 6th between 10am and 1pm and check out our selection of locally grown native plants. All of our plants are grown from seeds or cuttings collected locally following responsible collection guidelines. We maintain genetic diversity by collecting from many individuals to ensure the best Read more…

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…

Free – $25.00

Nettle Feast

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…

Fourth Annual Big Day Bird Count

SḴŦAḴ/Mayne Island

Red Crossbill. Photo: Tom Ediger International Migratory Bird Day 2024 for the northern hemisphere will be celebrated in North America on Saturday, May 11, 2024, and it is designated as a day to reflect on the amazing travels of many bird species from wintering to breeding sites. It is also Read more…

May Day 2024

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

While May Day is a fundraising event for the Mayne Island Conservancy Society, it is much more than that. It’s when we get together to celebrate and cherish this unique little corner of the world in all of its natural glory. May Day, 2019. Dancing around the May Pole. May Read more…

Ocean’s Day Intertidal Exploration!

ALELEN | Miners Bay Beach

Have you ever seen a Gunnel up close? Observed a nudibranch as it explored its surroundings? Gone face-to-face with a Dungeness crab? Join us June 8th at ALELEN | Miners Bay beach to celebrate World Oceans Day and experience the wonderful diversity of creatures living in the intertidal zone. With Read more…

Arts in the Intertidal!

ALELEN | Miners Bay Beach

Join us for an all-ages nature illustration workshop run with illustrator and educator, Bea Martin! This workshop will be run in conjunction with our Ocean's Day Intertidal Exploration and participants will get a close-up look at intertidal creatures through an aquaria set-up at ALELEN | Miners Bay Beach! In this Read more…

$10.00 – $25.00

Celebrate KELȽOLEMEĆEN – Orca Week with a Presentation by The QENTOL,YEN W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians

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

Photo by Yves Tiberghien Join us at the Agricultural Hall for an afternoon with QENTOL,YEN W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians to learn more about how they work to protect the KELȽOLEMEĆEN / Southern Resident Orca Whales. "Our goal is to combine traditional knowledge of the KELŁOLEMEĆEN  with modern technology to track their Read more…