Category Archives: Environment

The air we breathe, the land we walk, the water that washes over it all – and all that lives within it.

Home Heating Oil Spills: Town Hall Forum at UVic

There will be a public town hall forum on Home Heating Oil Spills: Threat to Nature and Your Wallet on Wednesday, November 14th from 7-9pm at the Fraser Building Room 159 at the University of Victoria. Hear from experts about the … Continue reading

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Saanich Tree Appreciation Day this Sunday

Mayor Frank Leonard has proclaimed Sunday, November 4, 2012 as Tree Appreciation Day in Saanich. Saanich’s Significant Tree Advisory Committee and Saanich Parks, in cooperation with BC Hydro and Pacific Forestry Centre are looking for volunteers in our community to … Continue reading

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Bowker Creek Blueprint wins 2012 EcoStar award

On September 11, the Capital Regional District (CRD) hosted the 2012 EcoStar Community Environmental Awards, which serve to celebrate environmental leaders across the region – the Bowker Creek Blueprint received the EcoStar Award for Integrated Watershed Management! If you are … Continue reading

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Participate in a water quality study

The BC Centre for Disease Control is looking for local residents to take part in a focus group on water quality in our community (pdf). There are 2 opportunities for you to participate in the water quality focus group at … Continue reading

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Invasive Plant Removel Browning Park April 28

There will be another invasive plant removal work party at Browning Park on Saturday, April 28th from 10am to noon. Bring your family and come help remove invasive plants from Browning Park. The invasive plant removal is sponsored by Saanich’s … Continue reading

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Sat 25th February, Browning Park “invasive plant removal”

Come out to Browning Park on  Saturday February  25th from 9:30 – 11:30 am. Help out your community, get to know your neighbours, learn about Bowker Creek  & have fun. Rain or shine, snacks & tools provided. For more info … Continue reading

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Saanich Council endorses Bowker Creek Blueprint

The Bowker Creek Initiative has its own website at which you may read all about the Bowker Creek blueprint that was earlier endorsed by the City of Victoria and that has recently been endorsed by Saanich Council.

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Our Fragile Supply Lines

Citizens, you are asleep besides a very fragile food supply. It might be time to wake up… On September 9, 2011, an earthquake of magnitude 6.9 hit Vancouver Island. Fortunately, it was deep and reasonably offshore. The northern part of … Continue reading

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The Saga of Waste Water Management (continued)

For ages, Victoria has sent untreated sewage into the Juan da Fuca Straits, with only rough sieving of solids. A good number of experts stated that there were no adverse effects to either humans or to marine life, as they … Continue reading

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Browning Park Invasive removal Oct 29th 9:30 – 12

Browning Park Riparian Restoration Facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=276575542375452 Over the past several years the Municipality of Saanich has been able to make several improvements to Browning Park through a federal grant. Much of the work focused on restoration of the Bowker … Continue reading

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