W̱MÍYEŦEN Nature Sanctuary

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(formerly Mary Lake)

2023 a Year of big changes

UPDATED MISSION “To foster respect for nature and promote the protection of natural areas for the benefit of all future generations through environmental conservation, restoration, education, and cultural activities in alliance with local First Nations.”CLICK HERE TO...

Looking Back at 2020 and Moving Through 2021

2020 – Adapting to a Pandemic Ecological Research Volunteers continued to do fieldwork research and species identification. To date we now have 218 species identified. Numerous bat species have been a special addition to the list. Volunteer Citizen Scientists can...

Make a difference at Mary Lake Nature Sanctuary

The Mary Lake Nature Sanctuary has been negatively impacted financially by the repercussions of Covid – 19 and we more than ever need the support of people who recognize the importance of the work we been doing over the last 3 years. Help us to continue to fulfill our...

2019 a Year to Remember

“2019” a Year to Remember This newsletter is a recap of the incredible outcome of our work resulting from the support from our membership, donors and grantors. For the past three years we steadfastly held a vision of the Mary Lake property as a protected conservation...

Mary Lake Nature Sanctuary Protected with Special Partnership

Millstream Creek at Mary Lake Nature Sanctuary VICTORIA – Exploring nature and protecting sensitive ecosystems found at the Mary Lake Nature Sanctuary on Southern Vancouver Island for future generations has been facilitated through a $1.4 million contribution from the...

2018 Year End Newsletter #9

2018 Year End Newsletter #9

A Big Thank Youto all the individuals and groups who havegenerously supported our work in 2018. It has been a very demanding and busy year for our small organization with lots of important accomplishments under our belt. (see the year review below) This project was...

Latest News and Upcoming Events

Latest News and Upcoming Events

  Introducing our New Board Member:  Robin June Hood (Director) First Nations Liaisons     Robin is a cultural geographer, educator, filmmaker and activist/academic. She worked for several years in Latin America supporting Mayan efforts to strengthen...

Spring 2018 Newsletter #8

Spring 2018 Newsletter #8

Join Us for our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING April 14, 2018    2- 4 pm Our AGM will provide an opportunity to learn about GVGS and what we have accomplished over the past year. There will a chance to meet the board and mingle with fellow members and supporters. Members in...

Call for Nominations for GVGS Board of Directors

Call for Nominations for GVGS Board of Directors

Call for Nominations for GVGS Board of Directors The Greater Victoria Greenbelt Society is requesting submission of nominations for new board members, to be elected at our April 14, 2018 AGM. Any member who wishes to stand for election must be nominated by another...

W̱MÍYEŦEN Nature Sanctuary

1772 Millstream Rd,
Victoria, BC V9B 6E4

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W̱MÍYEŦEN Nature Sanctuary Society 1772 Millstream Rd.
Victoria, BC. V9B 6E4
Registered Charity BN: 11894 6953 RR0001

WSÁNEC Coast Salish

W̱MÍYEŦEN Nature Sanctuary lies within the traditional territories of the WSÁNEC (Saanich) Coast Salish Peoples.

​We recognize the integral role the ancestors of the WSÁNEC Coast Salish Peoples play as past stewards of the Highlands lands.

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