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W̱MÍYEŦEN Nature Sanctuary

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(formerly Mary Lake)

Matched Campaign Updates

Matched Campaign Updates

  Thank you so much to the donors who, during December 2017 gave $12,200 total to be matched. This means we are almost halfway to the goal of $25,000 for our matching campaign in just 4 weeks! Everybody at GVGS is really excited that our sponsor has agreed to...

Newsletter 7

Newsletter 7

2nd Annual New Year’s Day Gathering at Mary Lake Nature Sanctuary & Nature House Jan.1, 2018: 1- 4 pm All ages are welcome Nature Trails Storytelling with Tsawout elder Earl Claxton Jr. (2-3 pm) Music Suggested donation: $5 for adults, children free, members free...

Newsletter #6 Lots to celebrate!

Newsletter #6 Lots to celebrate!

Happy fall to everyone! We have seen a burst of rain, but we are still blessed with gorgeous fall colours. We have a lot of information to share, so make a cup of tea and sit down to read all about the great news that has been happening at GVGS and Mary Lake.  ...

Newsletter #5: Springing Forward

Newsletter #5: Springing Forward

Momentum is starting to build for the creation of the Mary Lake Nature Park as more people attend our “Spirit of Nature” Walks and fall in love with the beauty. Because the land has been under conservancy ownership since 1947, when Gertrude Snider bought it from a...

Mary Lake Newsletter # 4

Mary Lake Newsletter # 4

​First of all we want to thank all of our supporters who made it possible to close on the purchase of the Mary Lake property on Dec. 23. It has been an exciting and momentous milestone in our collective effort to protect this beautiful green space so vital to the...

Exciting News

Exciting News

Highlands District, BC – Dec. 13, 2016 The Greater Victoria Greenbelt Society is pleased to announce the completion of phase one of our new campaign to create a 73 acre nature park which includes a 7 acre lake, creeks, wetlands and surrounding natural forest land on...

Mary Lake Newsletter # 3

Mary Lake Newsletter # 3

It has been an exciting and busy couple of weeks here at GVGS as we move closer to the Dec. 23 closing date. ​Lots of good news! Walkabouts at Mary Lake: 2 more were hosted, that had over 40 people attending including Eric Backman a professional photographer from...

Newsletter #2

Newsletter #2

The team at the Greater Victoria Greenbelt Society is very busy getting ready for a number of important deadlines. Nov. 7 the District of Highlands will be making their decision on the level of funding they will be providing for the Mary Lake park initiative. The...

Guardian of Mary Lake

"Together we are the instruments of change" We have just launched our fundraising membership campaign ​that will help us achieve the stewardship of Mary Lake thru land acquisition. I know many of you will be visiting Mary Lake park and trail in the coming years. This...

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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