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!




Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society greatly appreciates Choices Markets support and their generous donation to our Educational Programs. Choices Markets raised funds on Earth Day and dispersed them to a number of community charities.


Above photo of Jordan with the Choices Markets Surrey store with Margaret Cuthbert, President of Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society and David Riley, Volunteer, accepting the cheque. Photo taken by: Tayelor Martin, Choices Markets’ Events Manager

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. Go to: to view the survey protocol and sign up

Action items:

BE a BEACH HERO! Funding has been severely limited this year but with support from volunteers and $2,000 from BCNature,$1,000 from TDFEF and $500 from the City of White Rock, we are on the beach for a limited time this summer. Unfortunately, the 'full time' position was cancelled and we were unable to hire deserving University students this summer! 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.

Learn more about SHOREKEEPERS and how you can be involved in stewarding your local beach - Click For more information or to register.

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 the date!

  • Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup at Blackie Spit 9:30am - 12:30pm

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

In the News

Letter to the Editor in Peace Arch news from S. Watkins praises FOSB for stewardship and education. July, 2014

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.