Fitting with the province-wide trend of people looking to develop their properties, buy new properties, and tackle home improvement during the pandemic, Islands Trust is experiencing an increase of development applications. This increase is resulting in longer processing times.
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The Islands Trust is thrilled to be receiving $190,000 from the Real Estate Foundation of BC as part of the province’s Healthy Watersheds Initiative to support development of a freshwater sustainability strategy for the Islands Trust Area.
Currently, we are undertaking analysis of current knowledge and programs, scientific and policy gaps, challenges, and future opportunities. The funding also covers a number of implementation projects including Indigenous youth engagement, watershed restoration on Salt Spring island, and Hornby and Lasqueti Islands watershed stewardship.
We are grateful for the support and excited about developing a freshwater sustainability strategy that will help us preserve and protect the islands in the context of climate change and reconciliation.
If you would like to know more about the Islands Trust’s priorities for freshwater sustainability, visit the Freshwater Sustainability program page.
The Islands Trust Conservancy’s Spring 2021 Heron newsletter is special. It marks their 30th anniversary at the close of March – a milestone that we are proud to celebrate with you.
Please visit the Heron Newsletter page to read it. It includes stories from North Pender, Galiano, Gabriola, and Keats – remarkable glimpses into the lives of conservation superheroes, long-time staff, artists, and volunteers.
We have practical tips on fire preparedness (it’s NOT too early to start) and a graphic tour of your Islands Trust Conservancy from 1990 to today.
Please join us to celebrate 30 years living the preserve and protect mandate with passion.