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2018 [top of page are the most recently posted photographs]

July 19th

Two lake explorers will help the group launch kayaks for the 2018 Secchi Disc reading.



May 25th School Tour of the Watershed:

these photos are from the tours we hosted at Whitehead Park.


[Most of] the Friends of Tod Creek Watershed volunteer leaders.


Shelagh and Winona at the ‘Invasive Species’ station.


Explaining what our watershed looks like,


and where we are in relation to the watershed.


The students helped to trample down a new path along the west side of Tod Creek,


as we stopped along the way to observe fish and wildlife riparian areas.



Mary and Shelagh confer,


as Sherron accompanies Adam bringing puppy Louie along.


Claremont High School Students were excellent in teaching the ins and outs of mulching and woodchipping the trails and spaces.  Here Justin Norman holds the teachable moment.


Helping to move things along smoothly and efficiently, left to right are: Sophie Crow, Justin Norman, Adam Geggie-Bowker and Kaitlin Hatt.


A good example of the woodchipped trails,


and the new ‘Outdoor Classroom’ space the students helped create.


Well organized to the end…


when the students leave.


We collect our thoughts and reflect on the day.


January 1st

Jan 1st, 2018: young fisher casting his line into Tod Inlet.



Future fisher of Prospect Lake.


 15 April, 2016:  Students from Bayside Middle School (grade 7), and Keating Elementary School (grades 2/3).


Both classes were French Immersion students.

Students release their Coho into Tod Creek, at Whitehead Park.


Nous avons été impressionnés par les connaissances des élèves et leur intérêt.


After a short talk about what we were doing, we got to work.


The teacher and older students scooped the Coho smolts into ziplock baggies.


The younger ones were paired up with the Grade 6s.


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Watershed Model Salmon Lifecycle and Alder Tree Program [Grade 3]


Since 2006, Gr. 3 students in SD63 have actively participated in watershed model activities, salmon life-cycle education, growing alder trees for riparian zone restoration, stream-side planting, and raising and releasing salmon fry.

This program is delivered to nine schools in the SD 63 (Saanich) region. These include Deep Cove, Sidney, Brentwood, Prospect Lake, Cordova Bay, Lochside, Keating, Kelset and the LAU WELNEW tribal school.

Every year the program is delivered to almost 500 students in total.

Creatures of Habitat – Days of Action

In 2009, Peninsula Streams Society, in partnership with a team of concerned community members, created an environmental education program for Gr. 6 students. We called it “Creatures of Habitat – Days of Action” to reflect the program’s emphasis on proactivity in the face of our environmental challenges.

Every year since, we have brought a “Day of Action” to middle schools all over the Peninsula and into Saanich. With our team of volunteers, workshop providers and theatre crew, we engage over 500 Gr. 6 students/year in environmental restoration activities, interactive theatre and workshops.

In various years, we’ve delivered the program to North Saanich, Bayside, Royal Oak, Glanford and, for the first time in April 2014, Colquitz Middle School.

To date, 3100 students have participated in “Creatures of Habitat”~!


Young Naturalists’ Club of B.C.

YNC is an exciting nature discovery and environmental action program that invites young people ages 5-12 years to discover nearby nature on Explorer Day Adventures with local experts, learn about native wildlife and plants in NatureWILD Magazine and take part in environmental actions to protect their habitat with Stewardship Projects and an Action Awards Quest.

The YNC is a registered charity, powered by passionate volunteers, members and donors. Join the Club! Become a member, subscribe to NatureWILD, or make a donation today.


YNC Passport to Nature

When a family takes out a membership every child is issued a pocket sized Passport to Nature with six event tickets together with their new member pack.

The purpose of the Passport is to encourage and recognize participation in outdoor nature events, whether sponsored by YNC or some other group such as Cubs and Brownies, school field trips, park programs, community clean-up, etc. Please bring your Passport to Nature to Explorer Days and other outdoor nature events.


Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society: Preservation Through Education


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To excite school-aged youth and inspire them to care for the environment through our education programs.

To provide direct restoration of wildlife habitat.

To actively engage our communities in ongoing environmental stewardship.


Photo:  from the Biofacts Gallery on NWPS site.

What We Do:  We introduce children and adults to the wonders of the natural world in order to encourage an enduring respect for wildlife and wildlife spaces.

Preservation:  Through educational and stewardship activities, NWPS is working towards preserving wildlife and wildlife habitat for their own intrinsic worth and for the appreciation of all.

Stewardship Programs:  These programs develop an awareness about the ecosystem and impacts on wildlife and wildlife habitat. Through coordinated stewardship activities, youth are able to work toward preserving the environment.

Education Programs:  NWPS reaches schools throughout B.C. with our own unique environmental education and habitat stewardship programs.  Our target population is school-aged youth and we reach an average of 7,500 individuals annually through our programs, newsletters and communications.

Awareness:  Our Green Ribbon Campaign aims to raise visibility and awareness about wildlife, wildlife habitat and environmental issues in our communities, as well as provide a means to support environmental preservation.


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