The value of Bowen’s ecosystems
The first meeting of the Bowen Island Garden Club’s monthly program of visiting presenters in 2013 will take place at 1 p.m. in the Gallery at Artisan Square on Monday, March 18.
Our presenter is Alan Whitehead, a Bowen resident since 1988. His topic will be: Sustaining steams and other sensitive ecosystems on the island and on your property.
His presentation will provide an overview of the ecosystems that exist on Bowen, what makes them sensitive and of value to the community. In the process, he will consider their protection under the law and the threats that endanger them from careless land use.
Alan was born and raised in Guatemala City and has a BSc from Victoria (biology), and a MSc from UBC (bio-resource engineering)
His work as an environmental consultant has taken him to BC, Alberta, the USA and Central and South America. He has been active on Bowen in many different roles over the past two decades. They include: the Bowen Conservancy, the Bowen Island Nature Club, heron watch, the ecological reserve, and the Crown lands committee to name but a few.