Our Salmon Runners are hitting the streets

 Notes from the Field - A conservation update from the Great Bear Rainforest

Help our salmon runners raise money for initiatives that inspire youth to protect wild salmon ecosystems.

Up and down the BC coast wild salmon are returning to the streams and watersheds their progenitors spawned in years, and centuries, earlier. Coupled with their biological drive to reproduce is the delivery of food energy and nutrients to bears, killer whales, wolves, birds, insects and even future generations of salmon themselves.

Increasingly however, too few salmon are reaching their spawning grounds and the grizzlies and wildlife that need them the most.  Wild salmon face a marathon of hooks, nets, and fish farms that lie at the mouths of their natal streams.  Additionally, habitat changes in marine and freshwater further reduce their chance of survival.

This Thanksgiving weekend, our team of Salmon Runners will be hitting the streets of Victoria in the 32nd Annual Goodlife Fitness Marathon to raise funds for wild salmon and our work to keep these miraculous fish returning to watersheds in our coastal ecosystem.

But we need your help.

Click on the button below to donate to our work. Your support will fund our youth outreach initiatives that inspire young people to protect this ecological heritage of wild salmon and the coastal lands, waters and wildlife that depend on them.

Thank you for your support

Peter, Heather, Bill, Misty, Andy, Tanya, Adrianne, Jane, Jenny and Corrine …. the Raincoast Salmon Runners

To donate, you can click on the button or on the photo’s below

DR. PETER ROSS, RAINCOAST BOARD OF DIRECTORSOctober 9, 2011 will be my second year running for Raincoast Conservation Foundation in the Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon. The cause is a good one: Raincoast is doing some of the best science in support of public interest in British Columbia’s coast. Please support my half marathon run with a donation to my Giving Pageand make my fitness challenge count.
GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon logo gifGOODLIFE FITNESS VICTORIA MARATHON EXPOVisit Raincoast Conservation Foundation October 7th and 8th, 2011 at the Victoria Convention Centre

Become a Raincoaster

Monthly giving enables you to protect what you love. For 25 years, Raincoast has been furthering biodiversity conservation in BC. We have big plans and with your help we will: 

  • End commercial trophy hunting of large carnivores in the Great Bear Rainforest.
  • Acquire land in order to protect threatened Coastal Douglas-fir ecosystems.
  • Support the recovery of endangered Southern Resident killer whales by restoring Chinook salmon habitat, and so much more.
Chris Genovali, executive director of Raincoast Conservation Foundation.
Chris Genovali, Executive Director

Protecting biodiversity is the most important gift we can give the next generation. Join us as a Raincoaster today!