Greenways Land Trust 

Planet A - There's no backup Earth B

"What is our impact on the Earth?" Dr. Trevor Hancock is going to share some of his learnings and ideas around our ecological footprint during his FREE online presentation on Wednesday March 24 at 6.30 pm, Greenways Land Trust and the Museum at Campbell River present another talk in their Environmental Speakers Series in partnership with the UVic Speakers Bureau!


Ultimately our health depends upon the Earth’s natural systems, which provide us with oxygen, water, food, materials, fuels and other basic requirements for life and health.  But in Canada, we have an ecological footprint equivalent to almost five plants worth of biocapacity, while in the Greater Victoria Region it is between 3 and 4 planets worth.  Since we only have one planet, we face the challenge of reducing our footprint 70-80%, while at the same time ensuring good health and good quality of life for all who live here – including other species. Dr. Trevor Hancock will describe the work of conversations for a 'One Planet Region', a new NGO he has established to help us come to grips with this challenge.


Dr. Trevor Hancock is a public health physician and health promotion consultant. He ‘retired’ in 2018 from his role as Professor and Senior Scholar at the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria. He is one of the founders of the (now global) Healthy Cities and Communities movement and co-founded both the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment & the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care. His recent focus has been the combination of his two main areas: The relationship between human health and the natural environment (understood as health in the Anthropocene) and linking the healthy and sustainable community approaches through the concept of a ‘One Planet’ region.


Sandra Milligan, biology professor at NIC and our President, will be introducing the talk and moderating a Q&A opportunity.

Click here to join the FREE Zoom event [Meeting ID: 885 0257 5107]

Annual General Meeting

* 25th Anniversary *

Time to celebrate a quarter of a century of ecological restoration & protection of our local greenspaces and waterways: Our first virtual AGM will be kept short but sweet as Greenways Vice President and founding member, Chuck DeSorcy, is going to take us down memory lane to reflect on the organization's 'making of'. We'll also be applauding our 2021 Woodpecker Award recipients, volunteers who have gone above and beyond in the recent past. 

Join us online on BlueJeans videoconferencing system by clicking on the above image or here.

Visit to renew your membership.

Recording Available
Butterflies of Southern Vancouver Island

[Please click on the picture to WATCH & LEARN about 'Butterflies of Southern Vancouver Island' - presented by Sonia Voicescu, University of Victoria.]


Recording Available

Winter Pruning

[Please click on the picture to WATCH & LEARN about 'Winter Pruning | Apple & Pear Trees' - presented by pruning expert, Karen Cummins.]

Be Part of the Change
Get Involved

If you are interested in volunteering with Greenways, please e-mail us at or give us a call 250-287-3785. We are all working from our homes until further notice. Volunteers are needed for:

  • Greenways Conservation Team
  • Strathcona Good Food Box Project
  • Streamkeeping [Nunns, Woods, Simms, Willow, Haig-Brown Kingfisher & Detweiler Creek]
  • Mountain View Community Food Forest
  • Campbell River Hospital Food Forest

Project Update
Ecological Education & Stewardship

Greenways’ ecological education and stewardship programming is in full swing, with precautions in place to ensure the safety of staff, stewardship volunteers, and the educators and students at SD72.

Winter reared its head in February, which postponed a few tree planting events at the Penfield and Georgia Park forests, but school groups were still able to get out into our neighborhoods, creeks, and forests, to learn about and contribute to the restoration of Campbell River’s watersheds.

This season, we have marked storm drains around Georgia Park Elementary and Ecole Willow Point to remind residents of the connection between our storm water systems and salmon-bearing rivers. We’ve spent time in the Beaver Lodge Lands introducing students to the wonderful world of bird watching while removing garbage from trail-sides to keep it out of our wildlife habitats. Because the weather has limited a lot of other activities this winter, we have been cutting A LOT of invasive species - namely Himalayan blackberry - about 150 kg in the last two months! 

Interested in getting your students involved? Get in touch by emailing or calling us in the office, 250-287-3785.


Greenways is grateful that in these pressing times, we are still able to engage with students and be witness to their inspiring ideas and passion for the natural world. This wouldn’t be possible without the generous support from our funders. We acknowledge the financial support of Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Province of British Columbia, and the City of Campbell River 

Greenways in the Media

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