As we turn the corner out of darkness into light it’s good to remember there are little pockets of radiance, like Xwe’etay / Lasqueti Island, keeping hope alive for a better world. The sustained support of Lasquetians for nature protection and the thirst for knowledge of the island’s flora and fauna compels those of us at LINC to keep moving forward. This year’s fundraising campaign was a big success, exceeding even our highest hopes. 

Our goal this year was to raise $10,000. As of December 31st a total of $10,189.12 has been donated. Thank-you so much to everyone who donated this year, your encouragement is inspiring.

This year’s outpouring of support means more workshops, field trips, a book launch, hopefully a film festival, trail building, learning about beaver management (thanks for all the helpful suggestions!), some Spurge Purging and maybe even a few surprise events.  


LINC Directors – Wendy Schnieble, Shirley Rogers, James Schwartz, Gordon Scott, Ken Lertzman, Duane West, Kaia Bryce

Pictured (from left) Gordon Scott, Wendy Schneible, Aimee Mitchell, James Schwartz, Duane West, Kaia Bryce, Sheila Harrington, Dana Lepofsky, Doug Hopwood, and Julia Woldmo at the Kwel Nature Reserve standing before Reindeer lichen (Cladonia rangiferina)
Photograph by Morgan Maher