This summer LINC and partners will be starting a significant Restoration and Research project at the Mt. Trematon Reserve. This five-year project includes four large fenced areas to increase biodiversity. Thanks to the goodwill and planning of the Gordon family and expertise of forest conservation specialist, Cora Skaien, plus support and some financing from the Islands Trust Conservancy, we can look forward to seeing the results of this scientific study and restoration project over time. 

Volunteers Needed!  Come help with the Mt. Trematon Restoration and Research project! On June 12 or 13th a small crew of Katimavik young folks will be at Mt. Trematon to begin the installation of an exclosure. More help is needed to construct this experimental research and restoration fence. Lunch provided. Call or email Hilary Duinker to sign up Haze3@rocketmail.com or linc@lasqueti.ca.

Another Spurge Purge organized by Hilary and Marti Wendt is planned for June 27th. Call Marti 333-8879 or email linc@lasqueti.ca to confirm your attendance and to ensure you get another great LINC lunch thanks to local caterers. 

Our recent Annual General Meeting took place May 12th. Minutes are posted on our current website at https://lasqueti.ca/LINC. We are very grateful to our members and donors and all you wonderful volunteers for another very successful year. You made things happen, as we completed the Salish View Trail, Salish View Restoration planting and fencing, did three Spurge Purges, caged more trees at Mt. Trematon, supported SeaChange’s great debris clean up and planting of over 700 eelgrass shoots in Scottie Bay, and published three newsletters and six Seen in Passing photojournals (while we were restricted from gathering together). Wow thank you!  We still need financial support for the Trematon project, and for our other conservation and education projects planned for the rest of the year. We will be creating a new Strategic Plan in the fall, and we will be seeking your input. The community is invited to join LINC, donate, help volunteer on our projects, or call us to see how your special skills can help us steward and conserve Lasqueti and surrounding islands and waters. 

To contact LINC or to get involved in our projects: email linc@lasqueti.ca, phone (250) 333 8754, or talk to any of the Directors - listed on our page at Lasqueti.ca.

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