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2020 Diary of Events

Due to COVID-19, our in-person events and hikes have been cancelled. We are now offering free presentations by Zoom.

Zoom here to join (free): https://www.facebook.com/events/3005074962892475/

How much do you know about the plants in your landscape beyond their names and uses? Jain will share her knowledge of the benefits of nature immersion and plant communication, and discuss how you can improve your knowledge of plants to reduce stress and anxiety, and harvest the foods and medicines your body needs.

Jain Alcock-White is a student of Nature who has spent most of her career working for environmentally-related branches of government, with advanced education in Recreation, Fish and Wildlife Management Technologies and Environmental Management. She is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and is currently studying Vitalist Herbalism. She owns Champagne Hill Botanicals, a small-batch herbalism shop in Cedar, BC, where she offers locally wildcrafted and garden-grown herbal medicines and skin care products, seasonal workshops and events. She has come back to her love of the natural world, and her belief in the importance of holistic wellness. 

Facebook @champagnehillbotanicals www.champagnehillbotanicals.ca   

February 20th, A New Way to Protect the Forest?

An evening discussion with Peter Grove from Salt Spring about planning tools that can maybe be used to protect the Coastal Douglas Fir on private land on Vancouver Island. Yellow Point Ecological Society. 13651 Barney Road, Yellow Point.

January 30th, Area H OCP: What’s Our Future?

In preparation for the CVRD Official Community Plan (OCP) Modernization process, which starts locally on February 8th (North Oyster Hall, 1-4pm), we invite you to an evening to share ideas for ways in which our new OCP can protect the forest, protect biodiversity, protect the Yellow Point watershed, address the climate crisis, and anything else that you care about. 13561 Barney Road, off Yellow Point Road. Here’s the CVRD’s description of what’s about to happen: https://www.cvrd.bc.ca/DocumentCenter/View/94949/Official-Community-Plan-Modernization-Backgrounder- Please RSVP if you want to come, for numbers. yellowpoint2020@gmail.com

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How Can We Save BC’s Last Remaining Old Growth Forests? An Evening with Erik Piikkila

Thursday December 5th, 7pm

How can we save BC’s last remaining oldgrowth forests and end the clearcutting that commits such savagery in our forest ecosystems? Erik Piikkila is a forest and watershed ecologist who has recently returned from the Forest Summit and Convergence in Nelson BC, which was organized to motivate citizens and communities to tackle the climate crisis, protect forests and water, preserve species biodiversity, and influence government legislation, policy and action.

13561 Barney Road, off Yellow Point Road. Tasty refreshments for all to enjoy! Please RSVP yellowpoint2020@gmail.com if you want to attend. Coming from the north, once you have passed Yellow Point Lodge, Barney Road is first on the right. From the west, it’s first on the left after YP Park. On Barney, go up and down the hill, and ours is the white house at the bottom. Turn left and park on the road. http://bit.ly/1CCRIDQ