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March 2019

Plants for Pollinators

March 29 @ 8:00 pm
Mayne Island Community Centre, 493 Felix Jack Road
Mayne Island, British Columbia V0N 2J2 Canada
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Bumble bee, Bombus flavifrons. Photo: Sarah Johnson

Photo: Sarah Johnson How can YOU contribute to pollinator research and conservation? Join guest speakers Sarah Johnson and Andrew Simon to learn how to help native pollinators and plants in the islands. Sarah Johnson (PhD candidate at SFU) and Andrew Simon (MSc candidate at UVic) are teaming up with the Mayne…

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April 2019

Albatross – The Film

April 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mayne Island Agricultural Hall, 430 Fernhill Rd
Mayne Island, BC V0N 2J0 Canada
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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…

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Annual Beach Cleanup

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

With our stronger than normal storms this winter, we expect a lot of debris will wash up on 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 a…

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Paddle Along for Biodiversity

April 27

You are invited to help support our upcoming BioBlitz in a “Paddle Along for Biodiversity” fundraiser. What is a BioBlitz? It's an event, where scientists and community members come together to "blitz" a region—in this case Mayne and Galiano Islands— in an intensive inventory of species. For two days, we…

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Annual Spring Native Plant Sale

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mayne Island Agricultural Hall, 430 Fernhill Rd
Mayne Island, BC V0N 2J0 Canada
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Vulture Ridge

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. Plants are the essential building blocks of our local ecology, and we're fortunate to live in a place with…

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Annual General Meeting

April 27 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mayne Island Agricultural Hall, 430 Fernhill Rd
Mayne Island, BC V0N 2J0 Canada
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Male Anna's Hummingbird

New: Door Prizes for Conservancy Members! The Mayne Island Conservancy Society will hold our Annual General Meeting on Saturday, April 27th, 2019. Join us to learn more about how the Conservancy operates in the Community. Doors open at 1:00 pm in the Agricultural Hall- renew your membership and say hello to…

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May 2019

Bioblitz!

May 5 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Miners Bay Park, VP22+97 Mayne Island, Southern Gulf Islands, BC
Mayne Iland, BC Canada
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Mayne–Galiano BioBlitz 2019 The Mayne Island Conservancy along with the Galiano Conservancy Association will be hosting our first Bioblitz for Mayne and Galiano Islands May 3-5, 2019. Islanders are invited to participate in our BioBlitz in various capacities, whether by taking part in community activities, helping experts sample our species…

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May Day 2019 – A Fundraiser

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mayne Island Agricultural Hall, 430 Fernhill Rd
Mayne Island, BC V0N 2J0 Canada
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May Day

Join us for the Mayne Island Conservancy's most colourful and interactive Annual Fundraiser - May Day!  On Saturday, May 18th, the island will be a whirl of colourful, earth-inspired costumes, with a myriad of fun events to partake in.  We celebrate the fertility of the earth with a re-opening of…

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June 2019

Oceans Day 2019: Ocean Plastics Presentation

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mayne Island Agricultural Hall, 430 Fernhill Rd
Mayne Island, BC V0N 2J0 Canada
Free

Are you concerned about the health of our oceans? Wondering what you can do? Join us on Friday evening for a presentation by Gina Hopkins and Calvin Bilsky from the Ocean Legacy Foundation. They will share their experiences working on solutions to what has become a major environmental crisis facing…

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Oceans Day 2019: Creatures of Kadonaga Bay

June 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kadonaga Bay, St. John Point, Kadonaga Bay at St. John Point
Mayne Island, BC V0N 2J2 Canada
Free

On Saturday afternoon we’ll be exploring the seashore at Kadonaga Bay to discover the diverse creatures that live there. We’ll be joined by a panel of experts including Kelly Nordin, Dave Hutchinson, and Michael Dunn that will help identify the creatures we find. A favourite pastime of Kelly Nordin &…

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