News and Events

2020 Diary of Events


Saturday 8th, 1-4pm CVRD Open House for the new Official Community Plan. North Oyster Hall.

Tuesday 11th, 9:30-4pm Streamkeepers’ Workshop, Nanaimo Area Land Trust. Learn about the structures and indicators of healthy streams and rivers, how to measure and record the health of creeks, and various restoration and enhancement activities that can improve fish habitat.

Tue 11th, 7:30pm Seminar with Briony Penn, author of A Year on the Wild Side and Stories from the Magic Canoe of Wa’xaid, with Xenaksiala elder Cecil Paul. Beban Park Social Centre.

Thur 20th, 7pm 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.

Thursday January 30th, 7-9pm 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: Please RSVP if you want to come, for numbers.

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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 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.