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Broom Pull - May 1, 2016

Join ELSI volunteers and the Greater Victoria Green Team for the annual broom pull at Esquimalt Lagoon.

Sunday, May 1st, 10am - 1pm
Meet at the washroom building, west end Coburg Peninsula
Please dress for the weather, and bring gloves and pruners if you have them.
Refreshments will be provided

Coburg Peninsula on Shaw TV

In February 2016, Lorraine Scollan of Shaw TV did a piece on some of the issues at Esquimalt Lagoon and Coburg Peninsula.

Featured Projects:

Dune Restoration

ELSI volunteers have been working since 2006 on Dune Habitat Restoration project on the Coburg Peninsula. The goals of the project are to:

  • restore native dune habitats through the establishment of demonstration restoration plots
  • realign beach access points and benches to reduce trampling across sensitive dune habitat
  • monitor the effectiveness of restoration
  • raise public awareness of dune habitats and engage residents and visitors in stewardship of the dunes.  

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What is ELSI?

The Esquimalt Lagoon Stewardship Initiative is a broad coalition of community and environmental groups, institutions, the business community, recreational user groups and government (federal, First Nations, provincial and municipal) working together to protect, enhance and restore Esquimalt Lagoon and the Coburg Peninsula. ELSI focuses on environmental issues in Esquimalt Lagoon, on adjacent lands within the Esquimalt Lagoon Migratory Bird Sanctuary and in surrounding watersheds. ELSI conducts outreach to residents, businesses and institutions in the Esquimalt Lagoon watershed.

ELSI Steering Committee meeting schedule 2016

Meetings are held bi-monthly on the second Tuesday of the month from 2:30 - 4:30pm at the Colwood Municipal Hall committee room. In 2016 ELSI meetings will be held on:

February 9
April 12
June 14
August 9
October 11
December 13