ABOUT THE SITE
Location: Strait of Georgia, British Columbia
Seed Provider: Saanich Native Plants, Victoria BC
About the site:
The Denman Conservancy Association has a butterfly reserve at this property, and a pollinator garden for propagation of host species for Taylor’s Checkerspot butterfly and other pollinators. The Reserve is for scientific monitoring access only, but the garden is open to the public. Wildflower seeds will be dispersed within 3.6 hectares of butterfly reserve area, including a pollinator garden.
Denman Conservancy Association (DCA) was registered as a Society in May 1991 to preserve, protect and enhance the quality of the natural and human environment of Denman Island. (see initial call for members – April 1991)
A volunteer organization supported by approximately 200 members, DCA promotes a strong ethic of land stewardship through public education, research and community participation. The Association has acquired land to preserve forests, wetlands and other ecologically sensitive habitats. This land has been set aside in perpetuity to preserve its natural heritage.
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Denman Island is located in the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia, Canada. It is a small rural gulf island near the east coast of Vancouver Island south of Courtenay.
The Denman Conservancy Association was founded in 1991 by a group of volunteer community members who came together with the goal of preserving unique, environmentally sensitive and historically important parcels of land on Denman Island, B.C.