Students ready for work, Forest Restoration School
Students ready for work, Forest Restoration School. Photo: Christopher King

A Day at Forest Restoration Field School

Have you ever wondered what an ecosystem has experienced over time? Did you ever look around and wonder who was there before you? What animals scurried, flew, and hopped through the forest? How big were the trees? This past fall, Saturna Ecological Education Centre (SEEC) students had the opportunity to explore these curious questions while […]

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Photo: Christopher King

A Successful Harvest

by Suzanne Fournier Editor’s note: Suzanne Fournier is a Galiano writer and Conservancy board member. Welcome Suzanne.  The 2016 Harvest and Herbal Workshop was a success! This mid-November weekend created a wondrous world of nature experience for 16 people of all ages. Coming from Finland, Germany, Vancouver, Galiano and other islands, participants all shared a […]

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The Extraordinary Life of Ken Millard

An Extraordinary Life and Legacy (1941-2015) We are sad to announce that Ken Millard died suddenly at home on the night of Sunday September 27, 2015. Celebration of Life – October 11th 2015 at the Learning Centre The memorial service in celebration of Ken’s life and legacy was held at the Learning Centre on October 11th. It was […]

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Grow Native Plants!

We grow and sell a variety of trees, shrubs and plants that are ideal for naturescaping, gardening, or ecological restoration projects. All of our plants originate from local Galiano Island stock and are suitable for the unique climate of the Gulf Islands. Check out our Sales below to find out how you can purchase native […]

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Our Native Plant Nursery

History In 2000, with a crucial donation of space by supportive private landowners, the Galiano Conservancy Association began creating its own Native Plant Nursery, the only one of its kind on Galiano. The physical beginnings were not without irony as it involved clearing a field infested with the viciously invasive exotic Himalayan blackberry (Rubus discolour) […]

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Galiano Kids’ Campout

August 3 – 5, 2016 Ages 9 – 12.  Registration deadline is July 15, 2016. Join us for a fun filled 2 night / 3 day camping adventure at the Galiano Learning Centre! Kids will be sleeping in tents, hiking, playing outdoor games and learning camping skills. Campout fee is $200 (food is included).  Bursaries […]

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Learning Centre: August 2015

Programming and planning continues steadily at the Learning Centre The past month has seen several programs actively using the Learning Centre land and facilities, including a very successful third installment of a UVic Environment Studies Restoration field course in early July, and the second annual Gailano Kids Campout, which doubled its registration from last year’s […]

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Learning Centre: June 2015

Solar system up and functioning at the classroom building We have installed 18 panels on the roof of the classroom building, and they are working great. The first field program to use them will be on July 3-11, when 19 UVic Environmental Studies students will join professor Dr. Eric Higgs for the Restoration and Sustainability […]

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Learning Centre: January 2015

Solar systems aren’t just for astronomers With a new year quickly underway, we are heading up our renewable energy projects with renewed vigour, focusing on getting the solar panel system up and functioning. With the help and expertise of board members and friends in the community with experience using solar, we are in the process […]

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Employer Matching Funds

This list shows a list of companies that offer matching funds for employee gifts to non profit organizations in Canada. If you see your company here, your donation could be doubled! If you don’t see your company here, it may still offer matching funds and it’s worth asking! Contact us if you are interested in pursuing this […]

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