Manley Farm Bird & Wildlife Sanctuary
Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society has been in the process of taking over stewardship of the Granfield Estate (Manley Farm) for a number of years. The property was officially transferred over to NWPS in 2010. Since then, we have been working hard maintaining working relationships with our farming partners and working on property upgrades. We have been building our understanding of the land and what the property requires for maintenance and management.
NWPS has been slowly developing a Land Use Plan to enable us to create the Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary that Cynthia Granfield had envisioned. We are also working with the current farm operators to ensure that the farm acreage is worked in an environmentally sustainable manner.
With our focus of creating a Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary, NWPS will continue to keep the property closed to the general public. We are working hard to ensure the wild spaces on the property are kept as safe habitat for local wildlife to use as feeding and nesting grounds. NWPS will be developing opportunities for community members to become involved with and learn more about the Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary as we continue developing plans for the property. Please visit our website regularly or ´Like´ our Facebook page for updates on volunteer activities and events.
Vancouver Island Environmental Education Programs
NWPS is developing capacity to provide more environmental education programs in the Cowichan Valley area by the fall of 2013 by hiring a dedicated Environmental Educator for the Vancouver Island region. Our programs will continue to include in-class presentations, nature walks and stewardship projects that teach students about the natural environment around them and how to make a positive impact through preservation activities. Contact our office for more information.
History of the Property
We would love to hear stories from you about the property and Mrs. C.P. Granfield. If you have pictures or other memorabilia you would like to share please email them to email@example.com.
How to Help
Revitalizing land is an expensive undertaking. While we continue to apply for grants to help fund this important project, ventures like this can only be successful with caring individuals and businesses participating in the process. By donating to this NWPS project, you are directly enhancing the health of the land and the hundreds of wildlife species that depend on it. To learn more about how you can help, click here.
We also have an array of volunteer opportunities in the Cobble Hill area and surrounding communities throughout Vancouver Island. If you are interested in volunteering with NWPS on Vancouver Island, please email us.
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