Trinity Western University

2000

Salt Spring Island

It ranks as one of the most unique items ever granted to Trinity Western University; a donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, has leased 72.6 acres on Salt Spring Island to Trinity Western for five years, for a minimal amount of money, with a long-term goal to give the property to the University.
“It’s an absolutely astounding biological site. I’m still overwhelmed with what we’ve been given,” said Karen Steensma, Director of TWU’s environmental studies program.
“Salt of the Earth,” The Langley Times, January 28, 2001, p. 11. [TWU Archives: Coll. 3 B 1 File: 2001]

At a January 19, 2000 meeting of the President’s Cabinet, it was agreed “to recommend to the Board of Governors that we proceed with the acquisition of the property.”
Minutes of the President’s Cabinet, January 19, 2000. [TWU Archives: F 1 B 18 File 4c]

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    Map

    Map of the Crow’s Nest Property, 2001.

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    The Crow’s Nest Study Area: Salt Spring Island. [TWU Archives: F 1 B 15 File 2b]

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    Salt of the Earth

    “Salt of the Earth: an anonymous donor gives TWU a rare opportunity to study the environment and preserve endangered species on Salt Spring Island,” The Langley Times, January 28, 2001, p. 11.

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    [TWU Archives: Coll. 3 B 1 File: 2001]

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    Students

    Environmental Studies students on the property, ca. 2010.

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    Photographer: Mike Rathjen, University Communications, 2010

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    Entrance

    The entrance to the Crow's Nest Ecological Research Area.

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    Photographer: Mike Rathjen, University Communications, 2010

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