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Resources and Tools to Better Understand Metchosin's Biodiversity

April 20th, 2017
Nature Cards and Maps of Metchosin: http://metchosinbiodiversity.com/menu_tools.php
The Metchosin Biodiversity Project and its sponsor, the Metchosin Foundation, have developed tools to help both young and old Metchosin residents monitor and appreciate the natural environments of Metchosin. This page describes and provides access to a set of 50 Nature Cards and maps of both Hans Helgeson and W ...

Metchosin Foundation Outreach

April 20th, 2017

Metchosin Foundation Outreach to All Age Groups

Environmental education for youth is a major focus of the Metchosin Foundation activities this year, involving both of our local elementary schools as well as Belmont and Royal Bay High Schools. 

In February, teachers and students at Westmont Montessori School were presented with an outdoor environmental education backpack to support student o ...

2016 AGM

December 17th, 2016
2016 AGM

Metchosin Foundation President Chris Pratt welcomed Canadian journalist, environmental activist and former host of CBC’s All Points West radio program JoAnn Roberts as the feature speaker at their eighth Annual General Meeting last May 29 at St. Mary’s Church. Her speech titled If Not Now, When? was backed by an excellent power point presentation and ranged from the need to act on g ...

Mark your calendars!! Saturday Halloween Dance on October 24th

October 10th, 2015

Come dance the night away on Saturday, October 24th at the Metchosin Community Hall.  Get into the spirit of Halloween early and support the Metchosin Foundation’s work on environmental protection and education in our community.  The local band Fine Spirits will get you rocking, rolling, and shaking off any stresses of the season.  There is a sixties theme to inspire your costume choice or yo ...

Update on 2015 Metchosin Bioblitz

August 19th, 2015
On Friday evening, June 12, 2015, more than seventy guests crowded into the Metchosin Council chambers to mark a major milestone. They were celebrating the fifth year of the Metchosin BioBlitz, the fifth year of counting the District's non-human species.


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Vancouver Island Ringlet - a red-listed species found in the 2015 Metchosin BioBlitz                                          

The Friday eve ...

5th Annual Metchosin Bioblitz

August 19th, 2015



Photo of Naked Broomrape (Orobanche uniflora)

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A BioBlitz is an intense, 24-hour census of wildlife populations in a given area. The 2014 crew of biologists, botanists, ecologists, mycologists, entomologists, marine scientists, accompanied by photographers and a bevy of amateur sleuths, identified some 850 different species. More than a quarter of these species had not been spotted at pre ...

6th Annual AGM

March 16th, 2015

Metchosin Foundation AGM
7 pm, Sunday April 19
New St Mary's Church 4125 Metchosin Rd

Award winning Naturalist, Scientist, Environmentalist, Educator and Activist, Dr Briony Penn will be our honoured guest speaker at our 6th Annual AGM.

The latest news from the Metchosin Foundation

August 16th, 2014

Please visit us at our Metchosin Day booth on September 7 to hear first-hand about the Metchosin Foundation, whether your interests are in healthy lands, healthy waters or a healthy, caring community. The activities and achievements of the Foundation over this past year have been innovative, fun, practical and of long-lasting benefit to our community.  Environmental projects such as nat ...

Ty Mynydd Protected Forever!

January 24th, 2014
Christmas came two days early to the Metchosin Foundation when Mac and Norma Elrod and son Matt signed a conservation covenant that protects a significant portion of their beautiful, forested property, Ty Mynydd, on Lindholm Rd. The covenenat will give protection to the wild creatures that use this area, including the cougars and bears that traverse the mountain on their eternal sea ...

Hippie Halloween 2013

November 11th, 2013
Derek and Mary-Halloween 2013 Austin Powers dancing

The third annual Halloween Dance and fundraiser was a huge success, and Hippies, both hairy and now somewhat hairless, attended in droves. Music, supplied by Metchosin's "Fine (Groovy) Spirits" had the crowd dancing from the first note to the last.

We would like to thank all the volunteers who make this event, and many others in Metchosin, possible, and give special appreciatio ...

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