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Where Eagles Soar

Photo by Melanie Leeson

 Creating the 1st Bald Eagle Preserve
on Vancouver Island 

Congratulations Jill Leis!  
Winner of $2380

 In the Dec 2021 Eagle Preserve Raffle

Jill lives in Saanichton near Victoria, on Vancouver Island and loves Bald eagles.

Here's what she had to say about winning the 50 / 50 Raffle . . .

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"I'm hoping that French Creek Estuary Land becomes the First Eagle Preserve On Vancouver Island and would like to donate back a portion of my winnings to help make that happen. 

"I've always had a love of the majestic eagle and this year of Covid restrictions, I had the wonderful opportunity to watch an eagle pair from mating through the raising of an eaglet. It was an absolute thrill for me when I first witnessed the baby eaglet poke his little fuzzy gray head up just above the rim of the nest! Then I spent the next couple of months being thoroughly entertained watching the antics of the baby as he grew. It was such a relief (and feeling of pride) when he took his first confident flight - what a magnificent sight!"

Thanks Jill for so generously donating some of your prize money back to the Eagle Preserve! 

Thank you!
100+ Women Who Care – Oceanside for voting to award $28,000 to the Eagle Preserve
We're so grateful for this generous donation to nature! 

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Cheque Presentation with MLA Adam Walker, RDN Area G Director Lehann Wallace, Qualicum Beach Councillor Anne Skipsey, members of the 100+ Women Who Care - Oceanside, Save Estuary Land and Friends of French Creek Conservation Societies.

Help Us Reach Our Goal! 

Goal: $500,000

$180,000 raised

Click the button to donate

French Creek Estuary Land could become the 1st Bald Eagle Preserve on Vancouver Island and 1 of only 3 in all of British Columbia.

David Hancock, world renowned Bald eagle expert of the Hancock Wildlife Foundation proposed the idea due to the area’s significance for resident, nesting and northern wintering eagles. “It’s an incredibly diverse and rich habitat supporting hundreds of species of wildlife."


Click on the photo to watch the video and meet some of the wildlife

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All video taken at the French Creek Estuary and Land

Proposed Eagle Preserve

Property owner, French Creek House, Ltd., is poised to generously gift over 12 acres of land to the community for the Eagle Preserve. When added to the existing Community Park over 17 of 23 acres will be conserved. The owners would like to sell their remaining 5 acres of land for conservation and see it added to the Eagle Preserve.

The Save Estuary Land Society and Friends of French Creek Conservation Society are registered charities working together to fundraise $500,000 toward the purchase of the 5 acres.

Eagle's Point of View

FCE CD Property Classifications (210315-

Over 12 acres of private land to be gifted.

Add to over 5 acres of existing Park land

Add the 5 acres for sale to create a 23 acre Eagle Preserve

Help Protect This Land for Nature


  • Three rare & fragile Ecosystems

  • 19 Species At Risk

  • 150 year old Coastal Douglas fir & Western Red Cedar

  • Vital wetlands and riparian areas