Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary
3873 Swan Lake Victoria, B.C. Canada, V8X 3W1
Phone: (250) 479-0211 Fax: (250) 479-0132
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Barry joined us in November 2012 coming from sunny Gibsons where he was the mayor for 12 years. He has experience in environmental development, sustainability issues, team building, planning, public policy, and community engagement. Barry brings many more attributes to Swan Lake and we welcome him to our team. Barry works at the Nature House Monday to Thursday; please phone to make an appointment if you wish to meet with him.
Manager of Administrative & Volunteer Services
Betsy started working at the Sanctuary in May 2012. She is responsible for the management of the Sanctuary's office and administrative functions, in addition to growing the teams of volunteers that provide so many important services. Contact her regarding financial questions, too. Betsy works Monday to Friday.
Scott joined the Nature Sanctuary staff in June, 2009. Scott comes to Swan Lake with a long and diverse career in program development, delivery, and management, including parks, museums, nature centres, shools and science centres. Scott's innovative and creative approach to programming has garnered international awards. Scott works Sunday to Thursday.
Renée graduated from the University of Victoria in 2000 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Environmental Studies. She has been with the Nature Sanctuary, both as a volunteer and staff, since 1999. Renée entered the Program Naturalist position in September, 2008. Her responsibilities include development and delivery of public and school programs, as well as taking over the beloved pre-school program “Birds and Butterflies”. As her name suggests, Renée is our resident Francophone, and she is able to add a language dimension to some of our children's programs. Renée works Monday to Thursday.
In May, 2010, Coral joined the Naturalist team after volunteering with Swan Lake for over 10 years. Coral graduated in 2003 with a B.Sc. in Biology specializing in Botany and Ecology. Coral has worked at the University of Victoria, Provincial Museum and for the Federal Governement, but has the most fun working with children and fostering a love and respect for Nature. Coral will be in and around the nature house from Thursday to Saturday.
June joined the Nature Sanctuary staff in April, 2008. June, a graduate of the Restoration of Natural Systems program at U.Vic., has a real passion for restoring and preserving the ecosystem within the Nature Sanctuary. She is responsible for all of the outdoor projects on Sanctuary lands. June works Monday to Friday and her direct line is 250-727-0653.