Raincoast’s Salmon Run

Raincoast biologist Misty MacDuffee digs salmon – literally. While her work has involved examining lake sediments to tease out the history of fishing, climate and other factors that impact salmon abundance, the key motivation for Misty is the importance of salmon to coastal ecosystems. Increasingly, too few salmon are reaching their spawning destination and the bears and wildlife that need them the most.

Misty’s work addresses over-fishing as one of the causes for this situation. Raincoast is also focused on habitat loss and is investigating the role of sea lice and disease transfer from salmon farms as other impacts contributing to low salmon abundance. SUPPORT MISTY IN HER HALF MARATHON RACE!


Raincoast Conservation Foundation and title sponsor Hemp and Company present SALMON RUN 10-10-10.

GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon logo gifRaincoast is an Official Pledge Charity of the 31st Annual Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon for the second consecutive year. Your efforts support our interactive programs inspiring children and youth interested in Raincoast’s science and conservation initiatives to protect British Columbia’s wild salmon.

Hemp and Company logoRaincoast with our title sponsor, Hemp and Company of Victoria, BC, invite you to join our walking, running and cheering teams, for the full marathon, half marathon, 8km road race and the Kids 1.2km race. Support over 14,000.00 participants in the marathon (a Boston Marathon qualifier) this Thanksgiving Weekend, October 10, 2010.

100 percent of all pledges collected are retained by Raincoast Conservation Foundation. Anyone can collect pledges – Collect pledges for Misty, Maggy, and other Raincoast runners. There are prizes for our top pledge collectors.

Step 1 – Register for the Event – For Runners and Walkers. Register for the marathon, half marathon or 8km run/walk.

Register on-line: www.runvictoriamarathon.com

Step 2 – Sign-up with Raincoast as a Charity Pledge Program Participant – For Runners, Walkers, Volunteers, and Cheer Station

Email marathon [at] raincoast [dot] org with your contact details (Name, address and phone number) and Raincoast will send you a “Pledge Collector Kit” to begin raising money for Raincoast Conservation Foundation.

Remember: You don’t have to run or walk to support our teams.

Step 3 – Collect Pledges and Raise Funds
Once you have your pledge collector kit, you can begin to raise funds and have fun!

Contact Raincoast today to support our team and proudly wear a Salmon Run bracelet from now until RVM 10-10-10.

Christine Hewitt Email: marathon [at] raincoast [dot] org Tel: 250.655.1229, ext 227
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You can help

Raincoast’s in-house scientists, collaborating graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and professors make us unique among conservation groups. We work with First Nations, academic institutions, government, and other NGOs to build support and inform decisions that protect aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and the wildlife that depend on them. We conduct ethically applied, process-oriented, and hypothesis-driven research that has immediate and relevant utility for conservation deliberations and the collective body of scientific knowledge.

We investigate to understand coastal species and processes. We inform by bringing science to decision-makers and communities. We inspire action to protect wildlife and wildlife habitats.

Coastal wolf with a salmon in its month.
Photo by Dene Rossouw.