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“Humanure” composting

Amanda-Rae Hergesheimer leads a One Straw workshop on how to establish a “humanaure” compost system – which, over two years, will turn human waste into compost that can be used on your garden. The workshop was held July 12 at One Straw’s “Tiny Farm” behind the Gumboot Restaurant in Roberts Creek. The organization is holding ... Read More »

Oil and water

It is well known that oil and water don’t mix.  And the Pender Harbour Wildlife Society will hear next week about the world’s most damaging example: the March 24, 1989 accident in which the tanker Exxon Valdez hit a reef in Prince William Sound in Alaska and spilled more than 10 million US gallons of ... Read More »

Bat watch bulletin

As the weather warms up, bats are returning from hibernation. The Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project is asking for community assistance in monitoring the return of the bats and detecting any signs of White-nose Syndrome (WNS). White-nose Syndrome is a devastating fungal disease responsible for the death of millions of bats in eastern and central North ... Read More »

Join the Christmas bird count

This year, the 29th annual Pender Harbour Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will take place all day on Wednesday, Dec. 18, with Thursday, Dec. 19 being the fall-back day in case of extreme weather (blizzard or very high winds). The CBC is a one-day census of all birds in the Pender area, specifically within a 15-mile ... Read More »

Report from the high Arctic

The Pender Harbour Wildlife Society presents Dr. Rand Rudland – with a slide show on high Arctic wildlife – on Nov. 19 at 7:30pm at PH Secondary. Traveling from Anadyr in north-eastern Russia, through the Bering Strait, and high into the Chukchi Sea on the Russian icebreaker “Kapitan Kalebnikov”, Dr. Rudland visited Wrangell Island, one ... Read More »

Building space models – the inside story

The SC Astronomy Club presents Nick Proach – with “tales from the work bench” – at the Sechelt Public Library Friday, Nov. 8 at 7pm. Nick Proach has been building scale models since he was 11 years old. The real adventure began in 1971 when Nick built a small model of the Lunar Rover prior ... Read More »

SCRD joins provincial plastics plea

Local governments across BC, including the Sunshine Coast Regional District, have worked together to present a joint letter to the ministry of environment and climate change strategy in response to the province’s call for input to its Plastics Action Plan. In all, 29 governments have signed the letter aligning their voices and calling for the ... Read More »

Plastic bag forum for businesses

Sunshine Coast businesses are invited to attend the “tackling plastics forum” on Friday, Nov. 8, 7am-10am, for a breakfast buffet and discussion on how businesses can move towards a single-use plastic-free Coast. The event takes place at the SC Golf & Country Club in Roberts Creek; tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the ... Read More »

This is International Bat Week

As Halloween approaches, bat enthusiasts around BC are celebrating bats by participating in International Bat Week (Oct. 24-31). As Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project Leader Michelle Evelyn explains, Bat Week is all about appreciating and helping these amazing animals.  “Bats in BC help control agricultural and forest pests, as well as mosquitoes in our yards – ... Read More »

Photo: Barred owl in Garden Bay

This large and beautiful barred owl took an interest recently in humans walking in John Daly Park in Garden Bay. The barred owl, also known as a hoot owl, is native to Eastern North America but is now resident across the continent. The barred owl has been blamed in part for the declining population of ... Read More »

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