Celebrate, explore, create with our community, family and friends at Squitty Bay Day on Sunday, August 28th . The Lasqueti Island Nature Conservancy is planning a full-on schedule of hikes, workshops, and events plus food and music to follow.
At 1pm join a guided hike to Young Point. Meet at the Salish View parking area (Kachina Bay) within the Squitty Bay Marine Park. This early opportunity to explore the soon-to-be park will be about a 3 hr. hike, swim and exploration of the adjoining area recently acquired for conservation by the BC Parks Foundation.
Then at 2pm those who want a bit easier and shorter hike will meet at the same parking area for a walk up to Salish View. We will join plant experts and discover rare and medicinal species on the way, see how the wetland plants added around the fenced, wetland area are faring, pass the 300 – 500 year old-growth trees, and then summit the far-reaching view this memorable and protected place is named for.
The full menu of workshops and events start at 2 at the park’s southwestern meeting area. They include a nature crafting workshop, a Plein air painting workshop, and a kids treasure hunt and bingo. We also plan to have seats available on at least one boat for those who wish to see the Point Young area from the water.
At 4 we’ll all meet back at Squitty Bay Park’s gathering area for a swim, snacks, and mingle. We'll hear about future LINC events, conservation opportunities, and resources for conserving Lasqueti’s natural habitats and ecosystems here and in our surrounding islands and marine areas.
At 5 food will be available (corn, wraps, beverages and more), and we can dance to local musicians while the evening light shines on Squitty Bay and our beautiful island home.
Come join in on a final summer celebration with friends and family at Squitty Bay Day! This year there will be entrance by donation, plus options to renew a LINC membership and make a charitable donation to the General or Land Acquisition Funds. LINC up Aug 28 at Squitty Bay Day!