Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society
Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society is a provincially registered, non-profit, society working as environmental stewards in conservation, education and restoration in Boundary Bay and the Fraser River delta.
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
Purposes of Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society are:
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.
Volunteers welcome! Click here to learn more about volunteering with the Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society.
BE a BEACH HERO! the 2013 Beach Hero program has been a huge success thanks to Kendra and Madison, this year's experienced and capable interpreters! Funding dependent, FOSBs will be looking again next year for keen, able post-secondary students who would like to spend the summer on the beach teaching about conservation. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.