Dedicated to protecting and preserving
special places for future generations
They’re big, they’re beautiful, and they’re back from the brink of extinction!
Join PICA & POD October 1st at 4 pm at the Saint Peter’s Anglican Parish Hall 4703 Canal Road, North Pender Island, for a discussion on the return of Humpback Whales to BC’s Coast (free entry; doors open at 3:30 pm). Presenter Jackie Hildering is a researcher with the Marine Education and Research Society and wishes to share MERS’ research with those who are most often on or near the water and to discuss how we can work together to better understand these giants and the risks they face (for the sake of boater and whale safety).
Information will include research on Humpback feeding and rate of entanglement, efforts to increase awareness around collision, and what to do if entanglement is witnessed. As an educator, avid diver and underwater photographer, Jackie is also known as “The Marine Detective” with recent on-camera experience including being featured on Animal Planet’s “Wild Obsession” series and in the BBC production “New threat to Canada's Pacific humpback whales?” She is the 2010 winner of the Vancouver Aquarium’s Murray Newman Award for Excellence in Aquatic Conservation.
Presented by Pender Island Conservancy Association
in collaboration with Pender Ocean Defenders
Invasive Species Council of BC
Free Watersheds & Invasive Species Planning Workshop
October 27 9 am - 1 pm (lunch included)
First Unitarian Church of Victoria, 5575 West Saanich Road, Victoria
Pender Islands Covenants
PICA has added two doggy-pots to the Medicine Beach
Nature Sanctuary, one near the parking lot, and the other on the
trail from Aldridge Road. Please use them. There are also new signs marking trails. Help us
protect this conservation covenant by staying on the marked