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Covenant Monitoring (and fruit harvesting!) at Welland Legacy Park and Community Orchard

On August 16, TLC staff and volunteers conducted their annual monitoring of one of TLC’s most delicious covenants – the Welland Legacy Park and Community Orchard in View Royal. Staff and volunteers assisted LifeCycles’ staff member Holly with weeding, moving some leftover lumber from their newly constructed kiwi trellis, and harvesting fruit. Even though it [...]

By | 2016-10-26T18:37:39+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Covenants, Vancouver Island|0 Comments

Atkins Road Covenant Monitoring

TLC staff and volunteers visited the Atkins Road Covenant on August 13, conducting the annual repeat photography and monitoring of this beautiful site that is sandwiched between Millstream Creek and the Galloping Goose trail. Even though the site is small (approximately 4 acres) it has three distinct ecosystems: one is a cedar and salal dominated [...]

By | 2016-10-26T18:37:39+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Covenants, Vancouver Island|2 Comments

Linnaea Farm Society Shares Life on the Farm Video

Linnaea Farm, located on Cortes Island, is protected via one of TLC's Conservation Covenants. Consisting of 314 acres, the farm has always been central to the history and development of the Cortes Island community. Produce from the gardens has been sold and traded, milk was delivered while the dairy was in operation, and camps with [...]

By | 2016-08-22T22:44:42+00:00 August 8th, 2016|Covenants|0 Comments

Monitoring TLC’s Selkirk Covenant

Arguably TLC’s smallest covenant, this tiny protected patch (approximately 200 squared metres) is on the Selkirk side of the Gorge Waterway in downtown Victoria. Nestled between the Gorge and residences, there is a surprising diversity of species to be found! How many species can you ID in this photo? We counted sea asparagus (Salicornia [...]

By | 2016-10-26T18:37:40+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|Covenants, Vancouver Island|0 Comments

Covenant Monitoring Team Hikes Mt. Quimper in the Sooke Hills

On Monday, May 30, TLC began this summer’s volunteer covenant monitoring in the Sooke Hills. Volunteers James, June and Alex joined TLC staff members Torrey and Andrew for a summit hike to the Mt. Quimper fire lookout station, built in 1951. The volunteers were trained in TLC’s standardized monitoring methods which include ecological data collection [...]

By | 2016-10-26T18:37:40+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Covenants, Vancouver Island|0 Comments

Volunteer Opportunities at TLC Covenants and Properties

TLC holds covenants on properties which have active volunteer groups which we encourage you to join. Welland Legacy Orchard, located in View Royal close to Victoria General Hospital, hosts volunteer work parties every other Sunday. Activities include pruning, weeding and orchard maintenance. The orchard contains over 100 varieties of apples and quince, plum, kiwi and [...]

By | 2016-06-22T17:36:50+00:00 June 21st, 2016|Covenants, Maltby Lake, Vancouver Island|2 Comments

Victoria’s Vital Signs Survey

It’s time for Greater Victoria’s annual checkup! If you live or work in the Capital Region (including the Southern Gulf Islands, Salt Spring Island, and Juan de Fuca up to Port Renfrew), take the 2016 Victoria’s Vital Signs® survey and tell the Victoria Foundation what you love about living, working and playing in Victoria. They’ve [...]

By | 2016-06-22T17:36:50+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Vancouver Island|0 Comments

Mothers Day Picnic with Partners

On Mother’s Day, The Land Conservancy of BC co-hosted a BBQ event that saw approximately 75 people attend Welland Legacy Park and Community Orchard. TLC partnered with the Greater Victoria Green Team and LifeCycles to bring volunteers together for the start of the summer season, as well as celebrating LifeCycles receiving a $12,500 [...]

By | 2016-10-26T18:37:41+00:00 June 13th, 2016|Covenants, Vancouver Island|0 Comments