May 2016
The Gift of Nature
As we celebrate family this spring, The Nature Trust of BC continues 45 years of working together with our kind donors and partners to conserve our amazingly diverse province. We appreciate your support as we protect nature - the most important gift we can give our children.   

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Mother's Day
Are you looking for something different to give your mother this year? Consider a donation to The Nature Trust in her name to acknowledge Mother's Day on May 8th.

Your support will help us acquire land across BC for all kinds of wildlife mothers.

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).



Bull River - Grassland Corridor
We are fundraising to acquire 67.7 hectares (167 acres) in the East Kootenay. This property near the confluence of the Bull River and Kootenay River east of Cranbrook provides winter range for bighorn sheep, elk, deer and moose as well as grassland and open forest for endangered American badgers.
 
If you would like to support this critical project, donate online or call us during regular office hours at 1-866-288-7878 (or 604-924-9771 in the Vancouver area).
Upcoming Events: May/June
Earth Wind Fire 2016
We are celebrating the 8th year of this amazing chef and wine event at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort in Kelowna on June 18 and hope you can join us.
 
You can sample extraordinary dishes prepared by sizzling chefs and enjoy fine wines and other beverages from the Okanagan Valley. Local jazz singer Anna Jacyszyn will add sparkle to the opening reception, while Cover-2-Cover will rock the night away.
 
Tickets are $175 and reserved tables for 8 are $1,400. Sponsor tables are also available: Earth table $10,000; Wind table $5,000; Fire table $2,500. Tables of 10 are available upon request. Net proceeds benefit our land conservation work in the Okanagan. 
 
You can purchase tickets online , by e-mailing rrivers@naturetrust.bc.ca or calling toll free 1-866-288-7878. For more information, please  visit the event page.
Meadowlark Festival
The Meadowlark Nature Festival in the Okanagan is happening May 19th to 23rd, and The Nature Trust of BC is proud to be participating by leading a tour of our McIntyre Bluff / n╩Ľaylintn property. 

While this popular event has already sold out , there are a number of other hikes on Nature Trust lands including a White Lake Walk and Sagebrush Wildflowers and Butterflies as well as many other events. Visit  www.meadowlarkfestival.bc.ca for details.
Run for Nature  
Lace up your shoes and support land conservation in our beautiful province by being part of The Nature Trust of BC team participating in the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5k Charity Challenge on Sunday June 26th.
 
While serious runners can choose to participate in the half-marathon, everyone is welcome to do the 5k. Go ahead and jog, walk, saunter, or move at any speed you would like and have a great time.

Enjoy a fun pre-race event with The Nature Trust of BC. It's easy to sign up, so visit www.canadarunningseries.com/svhm, e-mail jdrew@naturetrust.bc.ca or call 604-924-9771, ext. 222 with any questions.
Brant Wildlife Festival
Thank you to the many individuals and organizations that helped with the 26th Brant Wildlife Festival on Vancouver Island. 
 
The festival celebrated nature, particularly the amazing migration of Brant geese as they rest and feed on the shores of Parksville and Qualicum Beach. Events ranged from wildlife viewing and guest speakers to a kids nature camp and a bioblitz hosted by the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute. The festival was made possible by volunteer tour leaders and guest speakers, especially the Arrowsmith Naturalists, Friends of French Creek, and VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station.
 
The Nature Trust of BC coordinated the festival with sponsorship from the Beach Club Resort , City of Parksville , Lohn Foundation, Mid Island Co-op, Regional District of Nanaimo and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation .