LINC was incorporated in 2007 as a non-profit society in BC. In 2012 we received charitable status BN: 848485595 RR0001.
The Lasqueti Island Nature Conservancy (LINC) conserves and protects land for the benefit of wildlife, plants and the public. To achieve our mission, LINC acquires legal interests in land and provides public education on the natural and cultural features on Lasqueti and surrounding islands.The purposes of the society are:
1. To preserve and protect the environment by acquiring interests in land in order to conserve its natural features for the benefit of the public.
2. To advance education by providing lectures, workshops and written materials to the public on the topic of conservation of the environment.Current Directors: Chair: Melinda Auerbach Vice-Chair: Ezra Auerbach Secretary: Sheila Harrington Treasurer: Bonnie Olesko at large: Andrew Fall, Wayne Bright
Society members and many residents and visitors to Lasqueti helped with the successful Squitty Bay acquisition campaign in 2007.
Jump in the water, kayak to Jedidiah,
or hike from Tucker Bay to Conn Bay and across the island . . . .
Current Campaign underway to acquire Tucker Bay property.
You can help make this a 38 acre protected area, offering hiking to adjacent Kwel reserve,with water access to nearby marine parks. The owners are willing to consider an offer from LINC and the Islands Trust Fund. We need to raise $200,000 by November 1st to secure our interest in purchasing this property. We have $105,000 in pledges now. Please help us reach our goal by pledging to donate an amount toward the purchase price. Talk with Melinda Auerbach, Gordon Scott, Sheila Harrington or Andrew Fall about this exciting opportunity! Please help us reach our goal.
Connect nature across the Island:
The magical coastline blends bluffs, a small beach and old-growth Douglas-fir trees and junipers. Seaward, the shore joins a Rockfish Conservation Area and the protected String-of-Pearl islands in a chain that descends towards Jedediah Island. Inland, the area is adjacent to Kwel Sanctuary, graciously donated nearly two decades ago. Across main road from Kwel Sanctuary lies a large tract of wild Crown land under consideration for protection. This in turn is beside Mt. Trematon, the highest point on Lasqueti, where the land was generously protected by the Gordon family a few years ago. The neighbouring property is a provincial ecological reserve that includes spectacular bluffs and cliffs right down to Georgia Strait. In all, this series of properties forms an ecological heart of Lasqueti with arms that reach from shore to shore.
Update January 2012:
Tucker Bay Campaign Update: To date, we have raised over $110,000 in pledges, which we really appreciate and thank you all for! We know that Lasquetians are famous for coming through on their pledges when the time comes. LINC is working with the Islands Trust Fund (the conservancy arm of the Islands Trust) to protect the Tucker Bay property, at the end of Tucker Bay Road. Due to the recent elections of new trustees, including our own Susan Morrison who is now sitting on the Trust Fund Board, we have confidence that we will be successful in our campaign. In December, the ITF board agreed to give LINC a grant to seek legal advice on securing an Option to Purchase the property. Stay tuned, and We’ll let you know about new developments as they unfold. There is still a long way to go to reach our goal to purchase conserve this wonderful link of public land – creating a corridor from coast to coast, including this key site with the boat access and ecological values we want to protect. Thank you Lasqueti! Contact Melinda – 333-8898 if you want more information, or if you wish to pledge towards this charitable land conservation campaign.
Send in your pledge to:
Lasqueti Island Nature Conservancy, General Delivery Lasqueti Island, BC V0R 2J0
If this acquisition goes ahead, I pledge to contribute the following amount. I understand I will receive a charitable receipt for my donation.
Phone:_________________________ Postal Code______________
Pledge Amount: _______________________________