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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 | February 1st, 2017|Covenants, Vancouver Island|0 Comments

Abkhazi Garden Patio Restoration Underway

Abkhazi Garden, the heritage home and garden created by the late Prince Nicholas and Princess Peggy Abkhazi, is a plant-enthusiast's dream tucked within Garry oaks and rocky outcrops.  But as with any heritage site, the Garden requires ongoing care to keep it open to the public.  It truly takes a village! TLC and Abkhazi Garden volunteers have [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Abkhazi Garden, 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 | December 12th, 2016|Covenants, Vancouver Island|0 Comments

Supreme Court of BC Approves Transfer of Wildwood Ecoforest

NEWS RELEASE SUPREME COURT OF BC APPROVES TRANSFER OF WILDWOOD ECOFOREST TO ECOFORESTRY INSTITUTE SOCIETY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 22, 2016 Victoria, BC – The Land Conservancy of B.C. (TLC) has received approval from the Supreme Court of B.C. to transfer Wildwood Ecoforest to the Ecoforestry Institute Society (EIS). The purchase includes a restrictive covenant, [...]

Caromar Covenant Monitoring in the Cowichan Valley Regional District

September 22 saw TLC staff members Torrey and Andrew visit the Caromar Covenant, located near Duncan. The Caromar Covenant will one day be a park in the Cowichan Valley Regional District but for now remains relatively undisturbed, bordered by housing development on only one side. The 27 hectare (68 acres) parcel is home to many [...]

By | October 6th, 2016|Covenants, Vancouver Island|1 Comment

Atkins Covenant Work Party

On September 25th TLC Covenant Manager Torrey Archer and CRD Volunteer Coordinator Colleen Long led volunteers in tackling  invasive species at the Atkins Covenant located near Thetis Lake. Approximately 10 people worked on the site for about 4 hours, clearing away the invasive species known as St. John’s Wort (Hypericum calycinum). Unfortunately, this is not [...]

By | September 29th, 2016|Covenants, Vancouver Island|0 Comments