Metchosin Foundation Chair Review of 2018 at the AGM

The Metchosin Foundation celebrated another year of service to the District of Metchosin at its 2018 AGM on June 3 at the Community House. The featured speaker was Dr. Werner Kurz, a Metchosin resident and internationally renowned scientist. Dr. Kurz has contributed to our understanding of forests, carbon cycling, and climate change. He challenged us at the AGM to think globally and act locally. ...

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Study of Insect Biomass in Metchosin

75% decline of insects in 27 year study done in Germany!! The foundation has recently become involved in a new project, a study to assess the possible decline in flying insect biomass within Metchosin. You have an opportunity to join us for an overview of the project, and, possibly, to become a citizen scientist, volunteering with Dr Neville Winchester and his team. This event will be held on F ...

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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 ...