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Friends of Caren
www.user.dccnet.com/welcomewoods/Friends_of_Caren/Formed in 1991 by people dedicated to the idea of creating a shore-to-summit park in the Caren Range on the Sechelt Peninsula. The group's efforts resulted in the creation, in 1999, of Spipiyus Provincial Park, but the shore-to-summit goal was not reached. The Friends of Caren continue this quest for a shore-to summit park with a minimum 8,000 hectares.
Contact: John Field, johnfield@dccnet.com
 
 
Friends of Forage Fish
http://www.friendsofforagefish.com
The Sunshine Coast Friends of Forage Fish have been sampling candidate beaches for the presence of forage fish eggs for the past 4 years. Forage fish are a primary food source for salmon. Knowledge of where forage fish spawn will assist in the direct protection of these species and will assist in the survival of local salmon stocks. As spawning forage fish sites continue to be documented it is expected that this knowledge will assist in the planning and development of the Sunshine Coast. In addition, this group has assisted the Seagrass Conservation Working Group with the restoration of local eel grass beds. New members welcome. Contact: info@friendsofforagefish.com
 
Future of Howe Sound Society, The
www.futureofhowesound.org
The Future of Howe Sound Society is a not-for-profit organization committed to the conservation and stewardship of Howe Sound for current and future generations. Our objective is to encourage the development of an overall comprehensive management plan for Howe Sound that recognizes and protects the social, economic and cultural value of this natural and beautiful environment. Members hail from various communities in the region as well as organizations active in the area, and support the recovery of the Sound's bio-diversity while encouraging appropriate, sustainable economic and recreational activities. They share a common concern about the lack of a planning that results in repeated proposals for inappropriate, large scale industrial projects that threaten the sound's fragile recovery.
Contactinfo@futureofhowesound.org 

Gambier Island Conservancy logoGambier Island Conservancy
www.gambierc.ca
Gambier Island Conservancy is dedicated to developing appropriate management strategies to preserve and restore Gambier's biological diversity, and to enhancing and sharing knowledge of its ecosystems. Contact: info@gambierc.ca

 
Gospel Rock Park Project
Residents of the Town of Gibsons and neighbouring areas have long been working towards the preservation of the area known as Gospel Rock, through advocacy, public education, and participation on public land use planning processes.
 
 
Pender Harbour and District Wildlife Society
Founded in 1979, the society is open to all nature lovers, and meets every third Tuesday night at the high school, each month from September through June.
 
 
Sargeant Bay Society
The Sargeant Bay Society is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 1978, whose objective is the protection of the natural habitat of Sargeant Bay and neighbouring watersheds (8 km west of Sechelt). The society was instrumental in the establishment of Sargeant Bay Provincial Park (1989), restored its wetland, built trails, exercises invasive plant control, and runs a summer program of interpretive nature walks.
 
 
 Sechelt Groves Society
To preserve, enhance and maintain natural areas of Sechelt and its surrounds with special emphasis on the Sechelt Heritage Forest and the Hidden Grove.
 
 
 
St. Hilda's Anglican Church
St. Hilda’s, situated on the unceded traditional territory of the shíshálh First Nation, is a member of the Anglican Church of Canada and the worldwide Anglican Communion. As a community, we welcome and celebrate human diversity - including spirituality, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and abilities. We aim to create a space where people of any faith or none can question and discover the sacred in life through openness, struggle, laughter and prayer, lived out through a common commitment to be in solidarity with the poor and marginalized, and to cherish creation. We are a Green Accredited church and support many eco- justice initiatives. Contact: admin@sthilda.ca
 
Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Society
Their vision: "A botanical garden that is a community treasure, a source of beauty and learning, raising awareness of the importance of plants in supporting all life." Their mission: "To create a Pacific Northwest Botanical Garden that inspires and engages the community in plant appreciation and acts as a catalyst for learning and research about horticulture, conservation, and land stewardship." Contact: info@coastbotanicalgarden.org
 
Sunshine Coast Society for the Hunting, Recognition and Observation of Mushrooms (SHROOM)
This local mushroom club was formed to help educate the community about our local fungi and to encourage respect toward our rainforest environment. Members have access to our extensive resource library. We hold a Mushroom Festival every October, featuring forays with and presentations by a guest expert, a mushroom photo contest, and a large mushroom show in Madeira Park. scshroom.org. Contactshroom@gmail.com


 Tetrahedron Alliance
This group came together in the 1990's to campaign for the protection of the Tetrahedron. Tetrahedron Provincial Park was created in 1995. Local residents still work actively to enable access to this area and advocate for public recreation opportunities. Contact: Brad Benson bensonbrad4@gmail.com
 

Tuwanek Ratepayers Association
Tuwanek is located on the east side of Sechelt Inlet at the foot of Mount Richardson. Recreational activities include, Tillicum Bay Marina, the Tetrahedron Plateau and Provincial Park. Commercial enterprises include the Gray Creek Fish Hatchery, and a log booming/sorting operation. The name Tuwanek (tuwankw in shíshálh language) is derived from one of the original four sub-groups of the Sechelt Nation) which lived around the head of Narrows Inlet. Near the Grey Creek mouth was the location of a village site known as p'ik'ilakw. Contact: mail@tuwanek.org