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Foreshore Restoration Workshop March 12 & 13

The Shawnigan Basin Society in partnership with The Shawnigan Resident’s Association Invites YOU to a FREE Workshop on March 12 and 13. Help Spend $5000 on Foreshore Restoration!

Thanks to your local support in the Aviva Community Funding Campaign, the Shawnigan Basin Society has been awarded a $5000 grant to move forward with foreshore restoration projects around Shawnigan Lake. Specifically, these projects can:

  • Enhance plant and aquatic habitat
  • Increase environmental biodiversity
  • Reduce sediment runoff - keep lake water clean
  • Mitigate the problem of erosion
  • Absorb and dissipate wave energy
  • Increase the aesthetic conditions of your property
  • Enhance opportunities for privacy
  • Protect overall ecological integrity
  • Restore ecological services at the micro scale

Please join us in a FREE two-day Foreshore Restoration Workshop.

Day One – March 12th will feature experts on bioengineering/bioremediation for a day of theory. Come meet David Polster, an expect in environmental restoration and member of our local Ecological Design Panel, and Carolyn Dowell, a Shawnigan resident, permaculturist, and organic master gardener, who will give presentations in their respective fields. Ask questions and get informed.

Day Two – March 13th will feature fieldwork for the hands-on training with our leading experts who will oversee the implementation of a small project. At the end of this weekend you will know the tools, techniques, and materials used to transform locally vulnerable shorelines to more resilient lakeside properties. Put on your gloves and help build community!

Seats are limited so please register by emailing Kelly Musselwhite, Executive Director for the Shawnigan Basin Society. For further information or if you would like to have your lakeside property evaluated for a future restoration project, please also contact me at

Looking forward to seeing you!

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