Metro Vancouver Regional Parks
Metro Vancouver’s regional parks system protects important natural areas and ecosystems. It provides opportunities for citizens to enjoy and learn about the regional’s environment within its 14,500 ha of regional parks, regional park reserves, ecological conservancy areas, and regional greenways.
The Pacific Streamkeepers Federation
Since its initiation in 1995, The Pacific Streamkeepers Federation, a non-profit society, has been supporting community groups involved in Streamkeepers activities throughout BC and the Yukon. Streamkeepers consist of people who have ‘taken an active interest in preserving and enhancing their local waterways’.
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Fisheries and Oceans Canada is a federal department with the lead ‘role in managing Canada’s fisheries and safeguarding its waters’. Its vision is ‘to advance sustainable aquatic ecosystems and support safe and secure Canadian waters while fostering economic prosperity across maritime sectors and fisheries’.
Sea Watch Society
Initiated in 2007, Friends of Forage Fish have been collecting forage fish spawning data on the beaches of Sunshine Coast. With sampling done every two to four weeks, volunteers ‘establish whether or not our beaches are valuable spawning habitats for smelt or sand lance’. Together with Sea Watch, PSPS volunteers monitor the timing and abundance of serf smelt spawn along Spanish Banks beach each June.
Catching the Spirit Youth Society
Catching the Spirit (CTS) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating opportunities for youth to develop social and environmental responsibility through stewardship, outdoor recreation and youth ownership. The CTS mission is to connect youth to their Metro-Vancouver regional parks system and local communities to provide life-changing experiences.
Wreck Beach Preservation Society
The mission statement of the WBPS since its inception has remained the same, to preserve Wreck Beach and its foreshore and its forests in as nearly natural state as possible.
Southlands UEL Trail Riders
Southlands Trail Riders are passionate about safety, community and the relationship between human and horse. Our mission is to create harmony between trail riders and the public through education, communication and respect. Maintenance of the historic relationship between Southlands, the City of Vancouver and Pacific Spirit Park is part of the Trail Rider effort.
British Columbia Mobility Opportunities Society (BCMOS)
BCMOS provides opportunities for people with physical disabilities to explore the outdoors, including hiking, kayaking and gliding.