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Learn GPS & plant ID skills while hiking in beautiful protected areas

Join TLC’s volunteer covenant monitoring and restoration program this summer and gain hands-on field experience. Learn GPS and plant ID skills while hiking in beautiful protected areas in Greater Victoria. Volunteers must be able to hike for at least 3 hours, carrying a full backpack with water, food, and data collection supplies. Carpooling is available [...]

By | 2017-04-13T17:14:49+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Covenants, Vancouver Island|0 Comments

Hot off the presses: TLC’s Spring LANDmark is here!

Catch up on the latest news from TLC in our spring newsletter! In this edition of the LANDmark you will find updates from Executive Director Cathy Armstrong, a look at this year's Covenant Monitoring Program, details on TLC's newest endowment fund and much more! View past editions of the LANDmark on TLC's website.

De Mamiel Creek Winter Monitoring

On March 4, four volunteers joined TLC staff on a trip to the De Mamiel Creek covenants in Sooke. This winter monitoring excursion aimed to determine just how much water flows through De Mamiel Creek in the winter, as opposed to its almost dry state in the summer when regular covenant monitoring usually occurs.The winter [...]

By | 2017-04-05T14:25:18+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Covenants, Vancouver Island|0 Comments

Atkins Covenant Restoration with the Greater Victoria Green Team and CRD Volunteers

Our restoration work this year kicked off on January 29th with 25 volunteers tackling invasive species at the Atkins covenant, located near Thetis Lake in Victoria. Volunteers from the Greater Victoria Green Team (GVGT) and the Capital Regional District (CRD) joined TLC volunteers to remove English ivy, English holly, Himalayan blackberry and daphne laurel [...]

By | 2017-02-01T23:46:06+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Covenants, Vancouver Island|0 Comments

Atkins Work Party: Take Two!

On November 5th, TLC once again joined forces with CRD volunteers to remove invasive species from the Atkins Covenant. Owned by the CRD, this small parcel was once a homestead and offers a surprising diversity of native, invasive and cultivated species. Unfortunately, some of the invasive species have been growing too well, so volunteers [...]

By | 2016-12-14T22:31:31+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Covenants, Vancouver Island|0 Comments

Giving Tuesday: make your tax-deductible gift to nature

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Dear Friends of Conservation, This fall I had the opportunity to visit TLC’s Caromar Covenant in the Cowichan Valley Regional District. Flourishing with a diverse range of species, Caromar is home to a 5-acre wetland and a large assortment of fungi including the fluted black elfin saddle (Helvella lacunosa). While monitoring [...]

By | 2016-11-29T17:38:08+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Covenants|0 Comments