Volunteers Pull Ivy at Invasive Species Management Workshop

At the end of February, TLC co-hosted an invasive species management workshop and ivy pull at UVic’s Cunningham Woods. TLC partnered with the Environmental Restoration Volunteer Network (ERVN) of UVic, as well as Sammy Kent of Pacific Ecoscapes, a local landscaping company with a passion for sustainable and organic gardening. Sammy understands the battle against [...]

By | 2016-10-26T18:37:44+00:00 March 16th, 2016|Covenants, Vancouver Island|0 Comments

Cunningham Woods BioBlitz March 19

Join TLC and the Ecological Restoration Volunteer Network Saturday, March 19 from 9 am to 3 pm in documenting species found in Cunningham Woods. Experts will lead volunteers in collecting flora and fauna data to contribute to on-campus environmental stewardship efforts. Contact Torrey to RSVP at or 250-479-8053.

By | 2016-10-26T18:37:45+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|Covenants|0 Comments

Covenant Training Sessions at Vancouver Island University

Participants head out to practice their new covenant monitoring skills at Morrell Sanctuary, located near VIU.Photo Credit Matt Parker. On February 5th and 6th, TLC held informational and training sessions for covenant monitoring and restoration at Vancouver Island University (VIU) in Nanaimo. Friday afternoon saw 33 people gathered together to learn about [...]

By | 2016-11-29T22:21:39+00:00 February 17th, 2016|Covenants|0 Comments

Covenant Monitoring Program Training in Cunningham Woods

  Over the course of four separate Friday afternoons in October and November, TLC hosted covenant monitoring workshops at the University of Victoria (UVic). Students and members of the general public gathered together and learned about the standardized monitoring techniques that TLC uses to compile data on the covenants. These data allow us to [...]

By | 2016-10-26T18:37:45+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|Covenants, Vancouver Island|0 Comments

TLC, GVGT, and Welland Orchard Present “A Picnic in the Park: A Volunteer Appreciation Event”

On September 19th, TLC, the Greater Victoria Green Team (GVGT) and Welland Legacy Orchard co-hosted the first annual “Picnic in the Park: A Volunteer Celebration” to give thanks to our incredible volunteers. The party was held on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Welland Legacy Orchard in View Royal, where volunteers were able to sit back, [...]

By | 2016-10-26T18:37:48+00:00 November 10th, 2015|Covenants, Vancouver Island|0 Comments

Caromar Covenant: Clavaroid, Chaga and Cryptoporus Volvatus

The western toad is on the provincial Yellow List and is considered a species of conservation concern.Photo Credit Andrew MacKinnon. Last week, TLC staff members Andrew and Torrey monitored the Caromar covenant, located approximately 30 minutes away from Duncan. Andrew and Torrey first traversed the covenant from East to West, marking the boundaries with flagging [...]

By | 2016-10-26T18:37:49+00:00 November 2nd, 2015|Covenants, Vancouver Island|0 Comments