Thanks to the generous legacy gift from Mrs. Cynthia Granfield, Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society became stewards of Manley Farm Bird & Wildlife Sanctuary, a mixed-use 240 acre property of forest, wetland and marine habitat in 2010. Our sanctuary supports thousands of animals including threatened and endangered species like the red-legged frog, barn owl and orca.
While the property remains closed to the public to ensure safe haven for the wildlife, there are many opportunities to get involved. Please read on below for more information.
Wetland Restoration Project
Thanks to the generosity of BCIT Ecological Restoration students Carlo Acuña and Anne Fisher, and funding from a variety of sources including Environment Canada’s National Wetland Conservation Fund, Shell, Chevron and many individual donors, we were able to complete an extensive wetland rehabilitation on our sanctuary. You can see the project plan linked here .
See the wetland here:
Maintaining a wildlife sanctuary is very expensive. We regularly conduct special projects like habitat restoration, invasive species management, and interpretive trail signage. We also have ongoing costs like structural maintenance, property taxes. staff time and administration – all of which are crucial to the protection of wildlife in the area. We are so grateful to the many individuals who donate to this initiative, as well as the businesses who generously provide us grants. Some of our recent major donors include:
In September 2013, Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society held a Tea & Talk event at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club in Cobble Hill to engage with the local communities. We welcome any and all feedback people may have. Please contact us at info [at] northwestwildlife [dot] com or call us at (604) 568-9160.
Interested in helping out? We do ongoing maintenance of the property and have a number of special projects in the works. Please get in touch to speak with us directly if you have a specific skill you would like to share. Get notified of volunteer opportunities that arise by joining our Island Volunteer Email Distribution List.
Ongoing costs of maintaining a wildlife sanctuary are very expensive. Please help by donating today:
Looking to leave a legacy of your own? There are many ways you can make a significant contribution to wildlife preservation in BC now and in perpetuity. Examples include deferred gifts through insurance policies, annuities, bequests and endowments, as well gifts in kind such as interests in land. Contact us to learn more or check out this Green Legacy Giving Guide. We can mail you a hard copy if you prefer.