At our March 1 AGM, as well as business reports and elections, we celebrated 2021’s successful outreach, education, and collaboration on conservation. Committee chairs highlighted GaLTT’s role in a wide range of conservation achievements, including

  • advocating for the protection of Saturnina Island and committing to its future stewardship;
  • acquiring  some government funding for invasive plant management;
  • collaborating with government agencies on invasive plant management; and
  • establishing our own Native Plant Depot at the Commons.

In a few short weeks 28 landholders have  joined  GaLTT’s Nature Stewards pledge to voluntarily conserve natural habitat and biodiversity on their properties, close to 70 acres in total. We’re delighted with the success this program has seen already—and with 67% of Gabriola’s land in private hands and only 12% protected in parks and reserves, it’s one of the most effective ways to reach our goal of protecting 30% of our habitat by 2030. Help us keep up the pace!

A sign on a fence in front of forest says, "We're conserving native habitat."
photo of a man sitting on a beautiful bench handcrafted out of live-edge wood

We celebrated substantially improved accessibility at Pilot Bay achieved with strong help from the Lions and funding from RDN. We also thanked Jamie Doig for crafting the lovely resting benches that have improved accessibility on Cox Park and 707 walking trails.

And last but not least… one big announcement was that for the first time we will receive funding from the RDN’s 2022-23 budget—a total of $5000!

Read more about our 2021 achievements in our annual newsletter or download a lower-resolution copy of GaLTT’s 2022 AGM presentation.

Tags: Categories: ReportsPublished On: March 11, 2022

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