We profile local community leaders on a weekly basis as well as the occasional book on social media. Once a month we plan to repost them on our website for those of you who may not be active on social media.

Community Leaders

Manitoba Friends of Winnipeg’s Living Prairie Museum raise funds and assist in habitat maintenance and community events. The 13 acres of tall grass prairie include 150 different grass and wildflower species and you’ll spot wildlife along the trails.

See also: Living Prairie Museum: A Glimpse into our History, EcoFriendly Sask

Saskatchewan Nature Regina's pollinator-friendly native plant garden at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum is 30 years old. Be sure to visit if you’re interested in supporting pollinators and gardening with native plants.

See also: The Butterflyway Project Takes Off in Saskatchewan, EcoFriendly Sask

Alberta The Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley addresses human-wildlife coexistence and climate change. Take a look at the buildings they profiled on the June 1 Green Building Open House tour.

British Columbia Metchosin Foundation has acquired a 32-acre site in the Bilston Creek watershed, a first step towards protecting a 7-km wildlife corridor linking hilltop headwaters to protected seashore on South Vancouver Island.


We’ve been reading The Comfort of Crows by Margaret Renkl, 52 chapters following the plants and creatures in her backyard, from the resourceful crow on New Year’s Day to the bluebirds revisiting their nest box in December.

Wild Woman: Empowering Stories from Women who Work in Nature by Philippa Forrester combines personal anecdotes with stories of other women who work in nature, from a 16th-century botanist who made tremendous personal sacrifices to a woman who established a wildlife reserve in Africa.

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