Stewardship Education

From time to time, the Islands Trust offers programming to help the public preserve and protect in the Islands Trust Area. 

2020 Climate Change Speaker Series

Eelgrass: A Climate Hero

Date & Time

November 24, 2020, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Summary

Aimee McGowan, Victoria Postlethwaite, and Nikki Wright profiled:

  • the ecosystem contribution of eelgrass 
  • what we can do to protect and restore this important plant.

Recording & Resources

Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Date & Time

October 27, 2020, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Summary

Tine Rossing, Ecolibrio Consulting, and Ruth Waldick, Ecological Research Network, profiled:

  • impacts of climate change on the Islands Trust Area
  • how nature can help people adapt to climate change by working with, rather than against, the local ecosystem
  • why a healthy ecosystem is necessary for human well-being.

Recording & Resources

Rainwater Harvesting

Date & Time

September 29, 2020, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Summary

William Shulba, Islands Trust, and Shannon Cowan, Salt Spring Island Watershed Protection Alliance, profiled:

  • climate impacts on water sustainability
  • showcased rainwater harvesting systems
  • provided a tour of different types of rainwater harvesting systems

Recording & Resources

Resources

A Place In The Islands was produced in 2007 to provide information to people who are new to living in the Islands Trust Area and the San Juan Islands.