Dedicated to protecting and preserving
special places for future generations

Alberta’s Bold Energy Plan
on Climate Change

Announced November 21

PICA’s National Energy Board Submission

 Graham Boffey  
VP/Stewardship Committee Chair

Truths and Misconceptions
about Pender Islands Groundwater:

Planning for the Future

By Dr. Jim Henderson
MEDes, PhD, P.Geoph, FGC, FEC(H)

Presented October 10, 2015 
Pender Island Community Hall

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Link to Jim’s Ph.D. dissertation & presentation in .pdf
Link to downloadable presentation in .pdf
Link to notes for individual slides
Link to 
Okanagan Basin Water Board’s Groundwater      Bylaws Toolkit

 Medicine Beach Nature Sanctuary
is 20 years old
PICA had a Birthday Beach Party October 17

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Thanks to all who assisted and attended.  Great music, delicious carrot cake, coffee donated by Slow Coast Coffee, and a stout turnout all made for a sunny afternoon hosted by PICA.  See photos from Eva and Davy

Islands Trust Council comments on the proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project 


Friends of Brooks Point Submission to the National Energy Board

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PICA’s annual Islands Trust Fund covenant monitoring allows us
to accompany Chris to check on some of the most beautiful,
 pristine properties on the Penders.  

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Tilley Point


A big win for wild salmon

Thank you to the Ecojustice team
Savannah Carr-Wilson, Lara Tessaro, Margot Venton, Morgan Blakley, Dyna Tuytle

Read about it here

The IMF calculates in a new report that fossil fuels are effectively being subsidised to the tune of $5.3 trillion a year when the impacts of air pollution and other societal costs are included.

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Marine Biologist Ramona de Graaf sifts through spawning gravel for surf smelt embryos in the Saanich Inlet. Embryos die naturally, so to determine what mortality might be due to the spill she is comparing samples from contaminated and non-contaminated beaches.      Read story here

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PICA’s Salmon Committee members place chum eggs in Hope Bay estuary

Forage Fish Monitoring at Shark Cove


Economic Costs & Benefits of the
Trans Mountain Expansion Project
for BC & Metro Vancouver

"Left unchecked, climate change will increase the likelihood of severe,
pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems.”
November, 2014

New Genetically Engineered Tree
To Avoid Federal Oversight Completely

Purple Martin Recovery Program

Bring Back the Bluebirds

The Winter
edition of the
Islands Trust
The Heron

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view from the Medicine Beach parking lot
the trail though the woods

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 trails.  PHOTOS


Entrance to Brooks Point trail
from Gowland Point road on South Pender Island


Spring 2015 Chocolate Lily at Brooks Point

The textures of Brooks Point

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