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Metchosin Foundation 2018 AGM

Spring is emerging all over Metchosin among the 2400+ living species (thank-you BioBlitz team) with whom we share this remarkable region.  And like our long-awaited spring, the work of the Metchosin Foundation is picking up speed. Please mark June 3 in your calendar, and join us for our Annual General Meeting at 7:00 pm at the Community House. Dr. Werner Kurz will be the featured speaker to ...

Calypso Woods Covenant

Nearly six acres of ecologically sensitive environment, bordering Sooke Hills Wilderness Park, will be preserved in perpetuity thanks to the generosity of Nitya and Scott Harris, and the collaborative support of the Metchosin Foundation, the Habitat Acquisition Trust (HAT) and the Cowichan Land Trust. “Scott and I call this area Calypso Woods because of the profusion of exquisite calypso orchid ...

Confounding Fungal Expectations at the Fifth Annual Metchosin MycoBlitz

The fifth Metchosin MycoBlitz took place on Saturday, November 4, 2017. A sharp frost and a light snow on Friday, combined with an unusually bad year for mushrooms in general, had the organizers of the MycoBlitz wondering whether they would find much at Metchosin’s fifth MycoBlitz event. A record crowd showed up, however, and the twenty experts and thirty helpers collected over 200 mushroom sample ...

Metchosin Foundation Receives Bequest

It is with great gratitude and respect that the Metchosin Foundation has received a bequest in the amount of $20,000 from the estate of long-time Metchosin resident Professor Charles Priester.  We who serve on the board of this Foundation will honour this bequest as his true bond with the future of this land and community. Professor Priester passed away in February 2016 at the age of 80 years, ...