Maureen Vo, Education and Development Coordinator

Maureen joined the Raincoast team in 2016 to help pilot the Salish Sea Emerging Stewards program. She continues to develop and deliver the education program and additionally supports the development team.

As a proud BC resident, Maureen grew up exploring and enjoying the natural playground around her through hiking, kayaking, snowboarding, rock-climbing, and now sailing. Her passion for educating and connecting people to nature, led her to organize the annual Stepping into Nature Festival at Burns Bog, which educates over 400 students per year with hands-on nature education. She has worked with environmental conservation organizations throughout the coast of BC to help people recognize the incredible biodiversity of BC’s coastal environment, as well as understand the many threats and challenges it faces.

She is excited to be a part of the Raincoast team to inspire more people to connect, respect and protect nature. Maureen holds an interdisciplinary Master’s in marine biology and computer engineering.

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Maureen Vo stands on the bow of a small sailing vessel in the coastal waters of British Columbia.
Maureen Vo, Education and Development Coordinator
Ecofair Trees to Seas on October 22-23, hosted by Pender Conservancy, Pender Pod, and Raincoast Conservation Foundation.

Art supporting science

There is a silent auction at EcoFair and the proceeds will go towards permanently protecting KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest.
Purple camas flowers in a field on a sunny day with an arbutus tree in the background.

The story of Coastal Douglas-fir forests: Some of the most rare and diverse plant communities in Canada

Coastal Douglas-fir forests and associated ecosystems exist at the interface between land and water on the edge of the Salish Sea. With a long legacy of land stewardship by Coast Salish Nations, the ecological communities characteristic to this region are abundant and diverse. Since non-Indigenous arrival in the area, aggressive land conversion due to logging…
Hummingbird on the Gulf Islands.

Conserving endangered Gulf Islands forests

The Coastal Douglas-fir (CDF) bio-geoclimatic zone is the smallest and most endangered of 16 such zones in British Columbia. According to BC’s Conservation Data Centre, nearly every ecological community in the CDF is provincially listed as threatened or endangered. The Gulf Islands represent 33.2% of CDF forests and associated habitats, and are the Traditional Territories…