Greenways is excited to be hosting Briony Penn for the Campbell River launch of her authorised biography "The Real Thing: The Natural History of Ian McTaggart Cowan".
The launch will be held on Thursday, May 12th at the Campbell River Library, 6.15pm for 6.30pm.
The event is free and open to the public. Briony will be signing books.
*News flash* Briony Penn has just been awarded the Rockerick Haig Brown Regional Prize by BC Book Prizes.
Friday, September 4th, 10am to 2pm:
Do you want to make a difference to the ecology of the Campbell River estuary?
Come out to this joint action between Greenways Land Trust and the Nature Conservancy of Canada at the beautiful Baikie Island Nature Reserve to help remove Yellow Flag Iris (Iris pseudacorus) in the Campbell River Estuary. Yellow Flag Iris is a rapidly spreading invasive species that displaces native vegetation, and reduces habitat needed for waterfowl and important fish species such as salmon that spawn up the Campbell River.
Work will be in the inter-tidal zone, so volunteers should wear gumboots and dress for the weather. We will meet at the big log at 10am. All equipment provided. For questions contact Libby on 250-287-3785 or email email@example.com.
Nominations are still being taken for the City of Campbell River’s 14th Annual Stewardship Awards!
Nomination form and news release here: http://goo.gl/yq7XEj
...Help recognize a citizen of Campbell River who has dedicated their time to making the environment and our community a better place. Tom Easton’s Remembrance Bursary ($200) is also available to an individual youth who has already contributed to environmental stewardship.
Submit your nomination form to City Hall or firstname.lastname@example.org by August 28th.
Seeking Frogger Volunteers!
Race Marshal are stationed on the route and make sure traffic is aware a running race is in progress. Depending on the station, volunteer marshals will need to check in between 7.30am and 8.30am and will be finished by noon. All equipment is provided....
The Frogger 15 is a friendly running race that raises money and awareness for Greenways.
Starting downtown at Spirit Square, participants run to the Beaver Lodge Forest Lands, then finish again at Spirit Square with community booths, music, salmon burgers, and awards.
If you can help either reply below, PM us, phone Libby on 250-287-3785, or email email@example.com. We're looking forward to welcoming you to our Frogger 15 team!
Last year Greenways and the Nature Conservancy of Canada had a great crew out removing Yellow Flag Iris in the Campbell River estuary. Let's see if this year we can top it!
This year we have two events:
Because Yellow Flag Iris grows in the intertidal zone it can be hard and messy work. Volunteers should wear gumboots or waders and dress for the weather. For more information please contact Greenways on 250-287-3785 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A white hazmat suit is not typical landscaping attire, but it’s needed when dealing with one of the World’s Top 100 Most Invasive Plants. In July, Campbell River will host a Vancouver Island Invasive Plant crew that will treat dozens of knotweed infestations in environmentally sensitive areas on public lands...
We have been busy out in the estuary banding 200 Canada Geese last Friday! Thanks to Shaw TV North Vancouver Island & Powell River for coming out and getting some great action shots!
A substantial swath of the community, from conservancy groups to social organizations to individual volunteers, has taken it upon themselves to sweep away the pervasive Scotch broom that is taking over large tracts of land in and around Campbell River.
Meanwhile, though, a real nasty customer appears to be gaining a foothold not far off the beaten path...
It’s a beautiful day in the garden as Sherrill Stone McKay and Lorraine Hart tend to their vegetables.
The two are working side by side in Campbell River’s Laughing Willow Community Garden which boasts 20 individual garden beds full of food and flowers.
But there’s one garden bed that’s still ripe for the taking...
Laurel Sliskovic insists she’s no runner.
But watching her steady gait as she jogs up Hilchey Road you’d never know it.
“I just started training on Sunday,” Sliskovic says. “I’m planning to run three to four days a week. I’m just running slow, I’m not racing by any stretch of the imagination.”
It’s been a good year for Campbell River in terms of fighting back against invasive species, but one good year won’t cut it.
According to Sandra Milligan, a biology professor at North Island College and Greenways Land Trust’s resident invasive species expert, Greenways reexamined their methods in dealing with invasive species a few years ago after she attended a “salmon enhancement workshop,” and realized the strategies they had been using in the past were somewhat inefficient.
Do you want to become more involved in local green initiatives in Campbell River, including Broom Bashing? Well here is your chance; Greenways Land Trust (GLT) would love to see you at our upcoming AGM! There are many opportunities to become more involved in GLT as a Director, supporter or member. Click here to find out more.
Start the holiday season off early this year by honouring the memory of Christmas trees past. Come out to help plant trees with Greenways Land Trust!
Planting will take place in the Nunns Creek watershed on Sunday, Nov. 24 from 10:30am-1pm, opposite Perks Donuts on Homewood Road. Everyone is welcome, please park in the lot across the road. All equipment is provided, but please wear sturdy footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather – planting will take place rain or shine! For more information, contact Cynthia Bendickson at email@example.com or phone (250) 287-3785.
The first annual Frogger 15 km run in Campbell River was a great success with over 100 runners participating from all over the island.
“We were so excited to see how the race attracted runners from Powell River to Port Alberni,” said Erin Nowak with event organizer Greenways Land Trust. “In fact the first place winner was Steve Holm from Port Hardy who had a personal best and completed the race in 58 minutes. Sandra Milligan from Campbell River was the first place female at one hour and 11 minutes.”
This September, Greenways Land Trust will be holding a series of interpretive walks on trails throughout Campbell River. Each walk has its own theme, and is led by a knowledgeable and engaged GLT member. You are invited to come out to as many walks as you would like – admission is free. Greenways organizes these walks to celebrate Campbell River's natural areas and to show how our community contributes to protecting and enhancing our special places and wildlife. So come out, slow down for a while, and enjoy the view.
Were you so busy enjoying your summer holidays that you think you missed out on registering for the Frogger 15km Fun Run. No way - you just missed out on the opportunity to receive an official racing shirt. The Frogger 15km fun run is a fundraiser for Greenways Land Trust. The race is to raise awareness of the 25 km Greenways Loop and promote its completion.
Register ONLINE ONLY in the month of September (www.raceonline.com) and receive a $15 discount on the race fee. Use the code "Frogger 15", when prompted during the registration process on the website. This later registration will still qualify you to enter the race, receive a finishing medal, be eligible for draw prizes and support a great organization!
Join the Nature Conservancy of Canada and Greenways Land Trust at the Baikie Island Nature Reserve in a joint event to help remove Yellow Flag Iris (Iris pseudacorus) in the beautiful Campbell River Estuary Aug. 27 at 9 a.m. They will be removing Yellow Flag Iris from the banks of Baikie Island to help the continued restoration efforts in the Nature Reserve.
Get your frog on and see how far you can run! Registration is still open for the Frogger 15km Fun Run Sept. 21. Register before Aug. 23 and receive an awesome technical race T-shirt featuring the frogger logo. Don't leave it too late, after Aug. 23 you can still register however runners will not receive this shirt. All finishers will receive a frogger medal and qualify for fabulous draw prizes.
Greenways Land Trust will also be taking registrations until the day of race, Sept. 21.
Have you ever been walking, running, or riding trails and noticed that the Beaver Lodge needs a bit of “TLC?”
Now’s your chance to become more involved. Greenways Land Trust, who just signed a trail maintenance agreement with the Ministry of Forests in April, is launching an Adopt-a-Trail program in the Beaver Lodge Forest Lands (BLFL).
Broom begone: Volunteers haul out a pile of Scotch broom and blackberry vines from the banks of the Campbell River Raven Channel on Saturday. A strong turnout for this year’s Broom Bash saw much of the invasive species cleared out.
Thanks to everyone who came out and helped, as well as Tim Hortons for sponsoring the event and supplying coffee and timbits.
Hello Greenways members and volunteers!
Do you want to become more involved in local green initiatives in Campbell River?
Do you want to volunteer enhancing fisheries values in Campbell River?
There is a two-day Streamkeeper Workshop course offered March 23-24 at North Island College (Room C226). Instructor Dave Clough is a Registered Professional Biologist who has been restoring fish/stream habitat and training habitat stewards for over 25 years.
Tie up your laces, as Campbell River is proud to announce the first annual Frogger 15.
This 15 kilometre Fun Run (individual and relay) will be a new event for 2013 and is open to running enthusiasts of all levels and ages.
To launch the Frogger 15, Greenways Land Trust and the City of Campbell River are inviting creative individuals to design a logo for the event, that will be featured on the souvenir race shirts.