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Galiano Sunday Speaker Series

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Sunday, February 28, 2021 – Gord Baird of Eco-Sense, hosted by Adam Huggins, Restoration Coordinator.

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Whether for potable water or for irrigation, rainwater harvesting is picking up in popularity. Gord is an internationally certified designer and installer and has numerous projects across the Province, including on Galiano!


Sunday, March 7, 2021 – Nikki Wright of SeaChange and Rob Underhill of Mayne Island Conservancy, hosted by Chessi Miltner, Executive Director.

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Nikki is the Executive Director of SeaChange Marine Conservation Society and co-chair of the Seagrass Conservation Working Group, and has guided both organizations since their inception in 1998 and 2001, respectively. Rob Underhill has been the Biologist at Mayne Island Conservancy Society (MICS) since 2011, and has coordinated eelgrass and kelp habitat mapping efforts in the Southern Gulf Islands for the past two summers as part of the Cetacean Conservation Project, a collaboration between Galiano Conservancy and MICS made possible through funding from Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Nikki and Rob will discuss the ecology and importance of eelgrass habitats in the Salish Sea and present results of mapping efforts to date, including recent work around Galiano, Mayne, and other Southern Gulf Islands.


Sunday, March 14, 2021 – John Volpe, Associate Professor, Environmental Studies, UVic, hosted by Cedana Bourne, Agriculture Coordinator.

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John will share his work of The Ecogastronomy Research Group, how they use quantitative analyses of food and wine production systems to reveal linkages between ecological and social sustainability, “quality”, and the primacy of place…“Ecogastronomy”.

Thanks for reading. See you soon!

If you have any questions, please give us a call at 250-539-2424 or email development@galianoconservancy.ca

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