On Facebook, last week, we asked what environmental charities we should feature in celebration of Earth Day. Thanks for all of the responses! Here are the submissions:
Submitted by Natalie Bowes: The Cetus Research and Conservation. This amazing society protects endangered Pacific coast killer whale populations through education and monitoring projects. Despite having lost their funding the incredibly dedicated staff are doing everything they can to keep going- all for the love of whales!
Submitted by Kat Thomson: The BC SPCA recently declared April Wildlife Awareness month and posted 10 ideas on their blog to help preserve and protect wildlife including "boycotting the release of helium balloons" and "don't buy products made from wildlife parts."
Submitted by Peter Skinner:Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. Their mission is to keep at least half of Canada's public land and water wild — forever. I've been lucky enough to venture through a few of their most famous triumphs (Nahanni, Kluane) and they are top notch. Keep Canada WILD!
Submitted by Christian Mosley: Did you guys hear about the Dolphins returning to Howe Sound after 40 years? That's mainly thanks to the Stream Keepers Society and their Herring project. They are doing some amazing work reintroducing Herring to the Vancouver coastal region. As a result, many other species are returning; Killer Whales, Dolphins, Blue Heron, and Salmon - to name a few.
Submitted by Darian Kovacs: A Rocha Canada and their Good Seed Sunday project is an awesome charity using the web to bring awareness to the environment.
Submitted by William Cromack,North Shore Mountain Bike Association (NSMBA), with grant funding from Mountain Equipment Co-Op, is currently working on the Bridle Path Revitalization Project. Here is a time lapse video of their recent work:
We'd love to continue to add to this list. Please leave your comments here or on Facebook.