|SILTS (Savary Island Land Trust Society)|
The first SILTS board celebrates the signing of the constitution on August 2, 1997.
Standing — Chairman Sherwood Inglis. Clockwise to his right: Daryl Duke, Anna Linsley, Rod Kirkham, Brendan Allen, Hartland MacDougall, Norma Flawith, Liz Webster, Wynn Woodward. (Carol Wong, Charles Pitts and Paula Butler are not in the photo).
Photo — Keith MacDougall
A non-profit started in 1997. Its goal is to set aside and preserve as much of Savary Island as possible. As someone who already has a place on the island, I of course think that this is a great idea.
To learn more about it, click here.
It only costs $25 to be a member, click here to join up.
They also publish a newsletter. Click the links below to read some examples:
Summer 2015 - The Meadows broom bash. It also has a tribute to Hartland MacDougall.
Summer 2014 - The threatened trails in DL1375. It also explains how to make a bequest to SILT.
Summer 2013 - The Ottrim family donates a wetland lot on Rogers Road.
Summer 2012 - The Johnson Forest campaign.
Summer 2011 - Savary’s Unique District Lot 1375: Owners Past and Present
Summer 2010 - Nature Trust of BC to appeal decision to subdivide DL 1375.
Summer 2009 - SILT creates MacDougall Forest. The sand dunes of Savary Island
Summer 2008 - The history of Savary's roads, and the politics of transportation on the island.
Summer 2007 - The history of SILTS. Invasive species.
Summer 2006 - The erosion at the Swanson cabin
Summer 2005 - Sensistive Ecosystems of Savary Island: A natural history by Carmen Cadrin and Larry Lacelle.
Summer 2004 - Where your water comes from and how to test it.
Summer 2003 - A summary of the Tupper Groundwater study that had just been completed.
Spring 2002 - The Nature Trust of BC's acquisition of a 50% undivided interest in DL 1375 and the adjoining lots 35 and 36.
Summer 2001 - The Dunster reportmaps and documents Savary's environmentally sensitive areas.
1. Every two years (on the odd year, e.g. 2015) they put on a music festival called Savarystock to raise money for more preservation.
2. Click here to view SILTS' Sensitive Ecosystems Inventory map.
3. Click here to view SILTS' Savary Island Visitor's guide. It explains how to visit Savary without damaging the environment.
4. The legal term land trust denotes a non-profit organization whose purpose is to protect natural and cultural heritage. For example, SILT's purpose is to protect areas critical to the health and survival of threatened animals, plants, and ecosystems.