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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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Coastal Ecosystems at Risk

The Salish Sea is particularly rich in biodiversity, due to a combination of shelter from extreme storms and strong natural upwelling. The coastal ecosystems of this region support a large number of species, many of which are now at risk due to encroaching urban development, high marine traffic, and exploitation. Galiano Island sits in the […]

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Garry Oak- Mt. Sutil

Saving Mount Sutil

The Galiano Conservancy owns a 40-acre piece of land on Mt. Sutil, southern Galiano, which includes seven hectares of Garry Oak and associated ecosystem. These south facing, woodlands, grasslands, cliffs and bluffs are home to an incredible diversity of plant and animal species. There are over 100 provincially listed species at risk found in these […]

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