Lansdowne South School property saved…for now!

Victoria Hospice Society (VHS) announced it is withdrawing its proposal to buy a 1.3 acre parcel of land from the Greater Victoria School District (SD 61) adjacent to Bowker Creek.  The Friends of Bowker Creek Society (FOBCS) sincerely appreciates VHS’ decision and acknowledges that VHS invested significant time and resources exploring the suitability of the […]

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Survey for Forage Fish in the Bowker Creek Estuary

We welcome Sabine Rankin as leader of our forage fish survey crew. Sabine invites new volunteers for sampling sessions on beaches near the mouth of the creek. Come join in valuable Salish Sea research by contacting Sabine at: sabinerankin@gmail.com The BEACH program https://peninsulastreams.ca/beach-program/  with Peninsula Streams and Shorelines Society studies Salish Sea populations of small

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Lansdowne School Land Needed for Flood Mitigation

Background: On March 14th, School District 61 Trustees (SD61) narrowly passed a third reading of a bylaw to sell a portion of the Lansdowne South Middle School Campus to Victoria Hospice Society (VHS) for $2.5M. It is the view of the Friends of Bowker Creek Society (FoBCS) and the Camosun Community Association (CCA) this land

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Getting Ready to Place 30,000 Salmon Eggs in Bowker Creek

Hello Bowker Streamkeepers, We have the OK from Department of Fisheries to place Chum salmon eggs in the gravel in February, 2022. FoBC Director, Gerald Harris met at the creek on July 14th with DFO and Peninsula Streams staff to work out the location and timing. Our DFO Community Advisor said that a major reason

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