Metchosin (Art) Bird Blitz 2020 Winners Announced

Winners of the Metchosin (Art) Bird Blitz 2020 were announced on Oct 2nd. The event showcased the Southwestern BC Art Bird Cards released back in June, challenging Metchosinites to find all 36 of the scaled-up copies of the cards that had been secretly placed outside various businesses around Metchosin. Many took up the challenge, and a healthy competition emerged. Congratulations go ...

Southwestern BC Art Bird Cards Released – June 27

The culmination of months of collaboration, this past Saturday The Metchosin Foundation, The Metchosin Art Pod, and Rocky Point Bird Observatory released the Southwestern BC Art Bird Card series. A small (socially distanced) event for the project contributors was held outdoors at Bilston Creek Farm, on a typical sunny and windy Metchosin summer day. Members from the Metchosin Foundation board, ...

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Metchosin Insect Study 2020 Season Kickoff Meeting

The third season of the Metchosin Insect Biomass study, led by Dr. Neville Winchester of the University of Victoria and partially supported by the Metchosin Foundation, kicked off on Saturday, March 7th at the Municipal Hall.  Dr. Winchester delivered a presentation to Metchosin's citizen scientist Malaise trap site hosts, summarizing the preliminary findings of 2018 and 2019, as well as the emerg ...

Homage to Moralea Milne

By Chris Pratt, President of Metchosin Foundation Many years ago when Moralea and her husband John chose to make their home in Metchosin, attracted by the quiet lifestyle of the people and the rich endowment of forests, fields, and streams bordered by the sea, they saw that measures were needed to preserve that balance while living on the verges of a growing city. They literally spent the rest ...

Remembering Moralea

The Board of Directors of the Metchosin Foundation mourns the tragic loss of one of its founding members, Moralea Milne. She died suddenly in a car crash on July 28th in Surrey. The guiding principles of the Metchosin Foundation, “Healthy Lands, Healthy Waters, and a Healthy Caring Community” were present in all that Moralea contributed to the work of the Foundation.  Her dedication to a su ...