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Monitoring the Thetis – Mount Work Connector and Ayum Creek Covenants

On June 4th TLC staff member Torrey, summer intern Karen and volunteer Mitch monitored two covenants: the Thetis-Mount Work Connector and an upstream portion of Ayum Creek in Sooke. The trio strolled though the Thetis-Mount Work Connector and noticed clusters of dead Western red cedars along the trail. In recent years Victoria has experienced [...]

By | 2017-08-02T12:45:28+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Covenants, Vancouver Island|0 Comments

Monitoring TLC’s Caromar Covenant

On June 21st, TLC staff members Torrey and Andrew, summer intern Karen and volunteer Liam trekked to Duncan to visit the Caromar Covenant for its annual monitoring. The team was armed with the mission to find the wetland that was documented the previous summer, in order to conduct repeat photography. The group followed along old [...]

By | 2017-07-26T17:52:09+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Covenants, Vancouver Island|0 Comments

Covenant Monitoring Training with VIU Students & NALT on Mount Benson

On July 20th TLC staff Torrey, Andrew and summer student Karen met with Nanaimo & Area Land Trust (NALT) staff Paul, Vancouver Island University (VIU) Geography Chair Hannah, VIU professor Wendy and her Environmental Science students at the Witchcraft Lake parking lot to warm up for the daunting hike up Mount Benson which stands 1023 [...]

By | 2017-08-03T12:43:59+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Covenants, Vancouver Island|0 Comments

Watch out for these common backyard invaders

The truth and how-to-remove behind English ivy, periwinkle and more Originally posted by Morgan Cross in Oak Bay News on July 18, 2017.  Photo: Covenant Manager Torrey Archer shows the black seeds Scotch broom bears in summer. The plant is best cut when flowering in the spring or finished seeding in the fall.  Credit Morgan Cross. [...]

By | 2017-07-19T10:15:04+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Covenants|0 Comments

Support TLC’s Covenant Program while shopping with Thrifty Foods’ Smile Card

TLC is now a part of Thrifty Foods’ Smile Card Fundraising Program! You can easily support TLC while shopping at Thrifty Foods. To support TLC’s Covenant Program: - Request a Fundraising card from TLC by calling Lisa at 250-479-8053 or emailing lcross@conservancy.bc.ca - Load your Fundraising card at any Thrifty Foods store - Shop for [...]

By | 2017-08-24T10:04:59+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Covenants, Vancouver Island|0 Comments

Barer / Kinghorn Spring 2017 Covenant Monitoring Visit

On May 17, six volunteers joined TLC in monitoring the Barer / Kinghorn Covenants located within Mt Work Regional Park. It was a mild cloudy spring day; comfortable hiking weather. We were interested in the wetland sites we had monitored in the winter to compare their hydrological states.Upon entering the covenant, everyone noticed how lush [...]

By | 2017-06-13T14:45:15+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Covenants, Vancouver Island|0 Comments