Trust Council Chair Writes to Thank Minister for Changes to Island Coastal Economic Trust

The Islands Trust Council has been advocating with partners for the Province of BC to make the Southern Gulf Islands and Bowen Island eligible for the Island Coastal Economic Trust’s programs and funding. Success!

On April 1, 2020, the Islands Trust Council Chair wrote to thank the Honourable Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery & Innovation.

Congratulations to all involved!

30 Nature Reserves in 30 Years – The Heron Newsletter, Spring 2021

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.

Mayne Island – Housing Review Project

The purpose of this project is to conduct a review of current housing regulations, policies and related incentives on Mayne Island and provide potential options for changes that could provide more flexibility and incentives for increasing flexibility for affordable housing.

The project will also consider the potential environmental footprint and impacts (both positive and negative) of these alternatives.

To learn more about this work please visit the Mayne Island Projects page.