It’s Orca Action Month and we want to celebrate with you!

We hope you are as excited as we are to celebrate and raise awareness about the importance and vulnerability of Southern Resident orcas this month. At GSA, June is one of our favorite times of year because, besides being the beginning of summer, we get to learn about, take actions and show our love for … Continue reading

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An interview with Adam Butcher, Director at Seaflora Skincare

We are thrilled to have been chosen by Seaflora Skincare as recipient of their give back program! Seaflora Skincare Inc. is a second generation organic skincare brand that uses wild-harvested nutrient-rich seaweed. Adam Butcher is the son of founder Diane Bernard, also known as the Seaweed Lady, and is CEO of the Sooke-based company he … Continue reading

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GSA’s Top Questions this Election Season

Here at Georgia Strait Alliance, we are looking forward to the opportunity to do what we do best – advocating for the health of the Salish Sea and a climate-forward future. We need to make sure that important issues like Indigenous sovereignty, climate action, and marine protection are top of mind among all of the … Continue reading

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#BlackLivesMatter

Georgia Strait Alliance stands in solidarity with those who are speaking out against systemic racism and violence. Environmental conservation cannot be separated from social justice, and is intimately connected to systems of oppression and colonialism. We are working to address structures of white supremacy in our organization and our communities, and are committed to being … Continue reading

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Happy National Volunteer Week 2020!

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization, and we wouldn’t be able to do our work without them! Volunteers dedicate their time, knowledge, and talents to our organization in a variety of ways, from helping share information about Southern Resident orcas at our outreach tables, to coordinating kayakers and other activities at our Water’s Edge … Continue reading

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From Oysters to Orcas: Sustainable seafood and healthy oceans

During this unforgettable evening, held at Vancouver’s only tide-to-table oyster bar, some 50 people gathered to have thoughtful and animated conversations about responsible seafood consumption while enjoying delicious crab, mussels, clams, prawns, local hors d’oeuvres and drinks—and it was all for a good cause. Fanny Bay Oyster Bar & Shellfish Market hosted the evening, making … Continue reading

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A Bingo night to remember

Last Saturday night we showed Vancouver our wild side, and girl, it was worth it! Over 80 people showed up at a specially haunted Russian Hall to play a game of mystery and intrigue… Bingo! Our host extraordinaire, dazzling artist Kyle Loven, won everyone over with his humour and charisma. Beer and cider flowed in … Continue reading

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What’s going on with freighter anchorages in the Southern Gulf Islands?

There are 33 freighter anchorages in the Southern Gulf Islands and Cowichan Bay and the federal government is currently considering adding more. The anchorages sites are free, long-term, overflow parking spaces for mostly, internationally owned grain and coal ships, waiting for berths in Port of Vancouver. Because they are outside of the federally regulated Port … Continue reading

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