Unlike industry-led expos, which generally feature products and business pitches, EcoExpo will be a chance to interact with conservation leaders from across the Salish Sea Region.
PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ or “The Blossoming Place” is a charitable, non-profit organization that provides participatory education opportunities about traditional and healthy food systems to contribute to the restoration and revitalization of native ecosystems in W̱SÁNEĆ homelands.
The Evening Gala Fundraiser has been planned as an evening of networking and celebration.
There is a silent auction at EcoFair and the proceeds will go towards permanently protecting KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest.
In the spring of 2022, members of the Raincoast and Pender Islands Conservancy teams met with a long-time contributor to both organizations’ work: Andy MacKinnon. Those who are familiar with Andy know he is an expert ecologist with an undying passion for fungi.
We have until the end of the year to reach our target.
Field notes from a group of youth learning about restoration and conservation on Pender Island.
Altogether, we have raised a total of $571,222.69 since we announced our intention to purchase and protect KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest.
Our familiar belted kingfisher, in comparison, is part of the subfamily of “fishing kingfishers” (Subfamily Alcedininae), which inhabit streams, ponds, lakes, and marine shores and feed mostly on fish, amphibians, and aquatic invertebrates.
Small local businesses and entrepreneurs have been significant supporters.
we are seeking public input to inform the management and restoration plan for this property as a first step in developing the stewardship ethos that will govern this forest for generations.
To help us reach this ambitious goal, we are extending the deadline of the campaign to June 8th, 2022, World Ocean Day and the first day of the Year of the Salish Sea.