Ballenas-Winchelsea Island Trust Area Includes:

Ballenas-Winchelsea Islands Local Trust Area includes 11 associated islands including:

  • Ada Islands
  • Mistaken Island
  • Ruth Island
list of all islands

Meetings and Events Around: Ballenas-Winchelsea

See upcoming Ballenas-Winchelsea meetings & events and learn more about the Executive Committee for this area.

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Apr 19
2023

Executive Committee acting as a Local Trust Committee (Ballenas-Winchelsea Islands)

Time: 10:30 am
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Oct 04
2023

Executive Committee acting as a Local Trust Committee (Ballenas-Winchelsea Islands)

Time: 10:30 am
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Feb 06
2023

Trust Programs Committee Regular Meeting

Time: 10:00 am
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Meet Your Local Trust Committee

Tobi Elliott

Tobi Elliott

Gabriola Island Trustee, Executive Committee Vice-Chair

David Maude

David Maude

Mayne Island Trustee, Executive Committee Vice-Chair

 

 

Timothy Peterson

Timothy Peterson

Lasqueti Island Trustee, Executive Committee Vice-Chair

 

 

Peter Luckham

Peter Luckham

Thetis Island Trustee, Islands Trust Council Chair

Island Profile

Ballenas-Winchelsea Islands Local Trust Area includes 19 islands and islets. This rugged archipelago is home to some of the world’s rarest ecosystems, including a glass sponge reef and protected marine areas. These islands and islets are blanketed with wildflowers vulnerable to human impacts.

Eelgrass Beds

2

%

in shoreline areas

Woodlands

31.6

%

on island

Sensitive Ecosystems

16

%

protected

Carbon Absorbed by Forests

Emissions saved:

175

cars a year

News Ballenas-Winchelsea LTA

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Ballenas-Winchelsea LTC 2023 Meeting Schedule

The Executive Committee Acting as a Local Trust Committee for the Ballenas-Winchelsea Local Trust Area 2023 business meeting schedule is…

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Read the latest edition of the Heron

Island Trust Conservancy’s most recent edition of the Heron is out now. Read it online or download it here

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Cover of newsletter showing bright blue waters off Link Island and the Swift family in a small corner photo. Also has smaller feature photos of bright purple flowers and a couple in their yard next to a large tree.

Link Island donated to Islands Trust Conservancy – highest valued land donation in Conservancy’s history

For immediate release Lək̓ ʷəŋən, METULIYE/Victoria, B.C. – Late conservationist Betty Swift has donated Link Island, a 21.45 hectare (52.5…

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Cliffs spotted with over-hanging arbutus trees overlooking the Salish Sea on a rainy spring day. In the foreground little yellow wildflowers and lichens cover the cliff face.

Islands Trust Conservancy provides $5,400 Opportunity Fund grant to support a new nature stewardship program on Thetis Island

Lək̓ ʷəŋən, METULIYE/Victoria, B.C. – The Islands Trust Conservancy has granted $5,400 to Thetis Island Nature Conservancy for a new…

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Volunteers gather in the forest during a training session for THiNC's new Nature Stewards Program.

Denman Island Housing Review Project-UPDATED

The Denman Housing survey is now OPEN!  Please complete the survey by November 28, 2022 either online or by picking…

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Introducing Moss Mountain covenant – one of Salt Spring Island’s newest protected areas

Lək̓ ʷəŋən, METULIYE/Victoria, B.C.  –  Islands Trust Conservancy celebrates the protection of nearly 50 hectares of land (112 acres) on…

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Moss Mountain c

Gambier Island Official Community Plan and Land Use Bylaw Targeted Review

The online survey is now closed.  Stay tuned for results at a future LTC meeting. The Gambier Island Local Trust…

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Islands Trust Announces New Director of Planning Services

Lək̓ ʷəŋən, METULIYE/Victoria, B.C. – Islands Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Stefan Cermak as the new Director…

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Headshot of Islands Trust Director of Planning Stefan Cermak

Islands Trust Conservancy gives $6,000 funding boost to support nature stewardship on Gabriola Island

Lək̓ ʷəŋən, METULIYE/Victoria, B.C.  – Gabriola Land and Trails Trust (GaLTT) has received a $6,000 Opportunity Fund grant from Islands…

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Nature Steward participant sign to encourage wildlife friendly gardens

Presentation to Hornby LTC on K’omoks First Nation Treaty negotiations

A team from the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation attended the June 20, 2022 Hornby Islands Local Trust Committee…

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Islands Trust Conservancy celebrates the protection of Woodpecker Forest on SDȺY¸ES/North Pender Island this Earth Day.

Lək̓ ʷəŋən, METULIYE/Victoria, B.C.  –   Islands Trust Conservancy (ITC) celebrates the addition of Woodpecker Forest, a new protected area that…

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Lisa Baile and Peter Pare in Woodpecker Forest

Islands Trust Conservancy News Release

Salt Spring Island philanthropist continues her conservation legacy of protecting islands for future generations   Lək̓ ʷəŋən, METULIYE/Victoria, B.C. –…

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Bright orange and yellow sun setting over Vesuvias Bay on Salt Spring Island with a dark silouhetted sail boat in the foreground.