Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society...

A provincially registered, non-profit, society working as environmental stewards in conservation, education and restoration in Boundary Bay and the Fraser River delta.

welcomes you to join us in our efforts to preserve, restore and protect Boundary Bay!

Volunteers welcome!

Click here to learn more about volunteering with the Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society.

Our Mission Statement

To preserve, restore and raise knowledge of the ecological values of the Boundary Bay Ecosystem and its watershed FoSBS incorporated as a Society under the Society Act, April 6, 2001.

Click here for a schematic overview of Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Structure

The Purposes of Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society:

a) To participate in the rehabilitation of the estuarine, marine and watershed habitats of Semiahmoo Bay, Boundary Bay, Birch Bay and Drayton Harbor.

b) To participate in the inventory of the history and current status of all biotic elements of the receiving waters and watershed (including fish and shellfish, intertidal life, shoreline and shallow water vegetation and water quality and circulation.)

c) To join with First nations and other stewardship groups to develop training and educational programs for schools, community groups and members of the public that include public participatory events and specific projects such as community and shoreline mapping, native planting and removal of invasive non-native species, water quality monitoring, shoreline cleanups and installation of educational signage.

d) To raise funds to create marine/estuarine/watershed educational centres within this ecosystem.

And to enjoy the company of individuals and partner organizations who are committed to the above!

 


 

NEW EVENT!

World Ocean's Day Youth Song Contest: SING IT WILD presented by Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society

What part of nature is meaningful to you? Tell us in a song! Write about the ocean, wildlife, trees, flowers, geology, climate change, pollution, or any other part of nature or the environment that inspires your music. You could win recording time at Blue Frog Studios and other terrific prizes!

Enter the contest if you are 18 years and under and/or currently in elementary or high school! View Full Eligibility Requirements and download the Registration Form.

Deadline for submissions - May 5th, 2014

Visit the Sing It Wild Facebook page for more details, to 'like' and share our event: www.facebook.com/SingItWild2014

Call for Volunteers - Bird & Windows project:
A team from University of Alberta is looking for participants within the City of Vancouver and beyond to monitor bird collisions. This study will help determine collision rates at residences using Citizen scientists who monitor their own homes. Given that a large percentage of window collisions occur at homes, this is a significant step toward evaluating overall levels of collisions in Vancouver.

Please support this project by becoming a participant and by distributing the information via your networks.

  • Go to: http://birdswindows.biology.ualberta.ca/ to view the survey protocol and sign up
  • Anyone can participate – occupants of single family dwellings as well as residential towers
  • Participants do not require bird ID skills (if you do find a dead bird , you can try to ID but you also photograph it and submit on-line)
  • You do not need a prior history of bird collisions at your residence (“zeros” are just as important as entries that report collisions – it is critical to get a representative sample)

Action items:

BE a BEACH HERO! We are looking again this year for keen, able post-secondary students who would like to spend the summer on the beach teaching about conservation. Download the Job Description. Visit our Beach Hero page or Email to inquire further about this grant-funded paid position or to provide volunteer or financial support for the Beach Hero Program. information@birdsonthebay.ca.

Learn more about SHOREKEEPERS and how you can be involved in stewarding your local beach - Training for 2013 is now complete but will take place again Spring 2014 - Click For more information or to register for 2014.

Monthly Giving Program

With support from VanCity, we are now able to offer a 'Monthly Giving' donation option. Download the Pre-Authorized Debit Form and mail to the address provided. Contact us to find out more.

Get involved - Participate in one of the many invasive species removals or shoreline cleanup initiatives in your area this spring and summer. See the Birds on the Bay Calendar of events for information!


Save these dates!

  • Shorekeepers training dates 2014 - May 16 - 18

For details of these and other events, please visit our Calendar of Events page.


In the News

Learn more about the effects of coal trains on our health and environment. Get involved in this local issue. Visit 'Communities and Coal' and the 'Coal Free White Rock' website for more information and links provided by proponents of eliminating coal trains traversing through our community.