Tag Archives: FOCI

What the Dillon Creek Wetlands restoration means to Linnaea farm

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

As the Dillon Creek wetlands project enters a new phase, Linnaea Farm’s executive director Tamara McPhail describes what this project means to her.

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Heron Day on Cortes Island

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Cortes Island’s second annual Heron Day was Sunday, September 5th.

“Heron day is where we get a whole bunch of volunteers to go out in different spots around Cortes Island, at the same time, to count Heron,” explained Max Thaysen, President of the Friends of Cortes Island (FOCI). “If we have multiple eyes counting at the same time, then we know we are not double counting heron that are cruising around the island.”

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Dillon Creek wetland restoration construction ends, project moves forward

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The construction phase of the Dillon Creek wetlands restoration project, in what is now known as Linnaea Farm, ended on Aug. 20.

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Grant to help take stock of walking and cycling routes on Cortes Island

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) received a $20,000 grant from the Union of BC Municipalities to take an inventory of Cortes Island’s existing walking and cycling routes and plan for future development. The SRD made the announcement Aug. 17.

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Cortes Island’s first wetland restoration project

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The preliminary stages of Cortes Island’s first wetland restoration project are underway at Dillon Creek, on Linnaea Farm.  

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