Places Protected in the Islands
Nina Raginsky's waterfront property overlooks Walter Bay, a place known by many to act as a refuge for migrating waterfowl and a diversity of marine life. Western Grebe, Great Blue Heron, and common wood-nymph butterflies are just some of the endangered species that visit her land. Harbour porpoises sometimes venture into the bay for refuge while giving birth.
Nina donated the Walter Bay Covenant, protecting her shoreline and inland riparian area where Mawhinna Creek empties into the bay. Nina's act of protecting her land is part of a larger provincial and federal effort to protect Walter Bay, its shoreline and upland area. The neighbouring Walter Bay fish and wildlife reserve protects a shallow intertidal mud flat, a peninsula containing a wetland/salt marsh and a sparsely vegetated spit. This area provides feeding, breeding and nesting habitat for bird species. The reserve is closed to the public.
The Steils and the Steil's Woods Covenant
After more than 50 years immersed in the hustle and bustle of the lower mainland, Sara and Richard Steil now enjoy a quieter life surrounded by natural habitat they protected with a conservation covenant.
Page last updated: 10/02/16