September 2016
Conservation Milestone
The Nature Trust of British Columbia has reached a major milestone: conserving 175,000 acres of land for wildlife across the province!  

The Nature Trust of BC began 45 years ago with the mandate to conserve the exceptional biological diversity of this province. Since that time we have put together a collection of properties that are home to a wide diversity of wildlife, fish and plants. From land at Boundary Bay in Delta which is part of the Pacific Flyway where thousands of birds stop to rest and feed during their migration each year to Wigwam Flats which provides habitat for elk, bighorn sheep and mule deer, The Nature Trust has acquired over 480 properties. Thanks to our donors, conservation partners, other organizations, companies and all levels of government for making this possible. 

You're welcome to donate  online  or  call us during regular office hours at 1-866-288-7878 (or 604-924-9771 in the Vancouver area).
Celebrating 45 Years of Land Conservation
Join us for our 10th annual Gala on Wednesday, October 5 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. You will enjoy an evening of conservation highlights, good food, live entertainment, and interesting auction items. We are delighted that our Honourary Patron, The Honourable Judith Guichon Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, will be attending. 

Tickets are $225 per person, tables of 10 for $2,250, Gold tables for $4,000 and Sapphire tables for $6,500. You can reserve online or by calling our office at 604-924-9771 in the Vancouver area or 1-866-288-7878.
Six New Properties 
The Nature Trust of BC has acquired six ecologically significant properties from The Land Conservancy of BC (TLC). In light of the financial difficulties faced by TLC, The Nature Trust of BC has taken action to ensure the promised protection of these lands continues in perpetuity.

The properties include South Winchelsea Island off the coast of mid-Vancouver Island, two properties on the Nanaimo River on Vancouver Island, a partial interest in a property in Squitty Bay Provincial Park on Lasqueti Island in the Gulf Islands, Peachcliff Conservation Area in the Okanagan, and Wycliffe Wildlife Corridor in the Kootenay.

We would welcome your help to cover the $250,000 cost to acquire these properties plus startup costs and ongoing land management. To make a donation or for more information, click here , call our office toll free at 1-866-288-7878 (604-924-9771 in the Vancouver area) or email
Welcoming Two New Directors
The Nature Trust of BC is delighted to welcome two new Directors to our Board.
Emily Griffiths-Hamilton 

Born and raised in beautiful BC, Emily Griffiths-Hamilton is an Investment Advisor at Hamilton & Associates of BMO Nesbitt Burns. She is President and founder of Griffiths Hamilton Family Office Advisors and author of  Build Your Family Bank: A Winning Vision for Multi-generational Wealth. Her commitment to the community includes serving as a Director of The Boys' and Girls' Clubs of South Coast BC and Chair of SFU's Foundation Board.

Richard Wood 

Richard Wood is a Vancouver-based investor with a special interest in the transitioning economies of Central Europe. Those investments are made through an investment fund, which he manages called Higher Ground SICAV. In 1992, Richard founded Wood & Company, the leading Central and Eastern European investment bank. For 25 years, Wood & Co has managed privatizations and major investments into Europe's formerly socialist countries. Richard chairs the Board of Governors at Crofton House.

Creative Ways to Donate
Nature photographer Shane is donating $1.00 from every greeting card to The Nature Trust of BC to help preserve our beautiful, unique ecosystems. You can find her cards here.

Bruce Stewart from True Grain Bread in Cowichan Bay and Summerland is donating 25 cents from each compostable take away coffee cup to The Nature Trust of BC.

Rebecca Taylor has donated proceeds from her special Colour for a Cause colouring books to The Nature Trust of BC.

Big thanks to these donors. And we hope these gifts inspire your creative ideas to help us conserve British Columbia's spectacular natural landscapes.  

Upcoming Event
Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival
The Nature Trust is leading the Chehalis River Nature Walk on November 19 at 10 a.m. as part of the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival. Please pre-register for this free event by e-mailing Robin Rivers or calling 604-924-9771 ext. 226.