#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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A special shout-out to our business allies

Socially-minded businesses are rallying communities all over to raise funds in support of Georgia Strait Alliance’s work to help the Southern Resident orcas and protect the health of the entire Strait of Georgia. This summer, we have received donations from the following businesses:   DISCOVERY COFFEE Discovery Coffee has been a supporter and advocate of … Continue reading

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$12,700 raised for orca protection!

Thanks to the support of 229 contributors, Rama DelaRosa’s Swim for the Salish Sea Orcas raised $12,700 to save the endangered Southern Resident killer whale, more than meeting the challenge grant of $10,000 contributed by a long-time GSA donor. It was an incredible journey, and Rama and all of us at GSA are so grateful … Continue reading

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A Summer with Georgia Strait Alliance

In May, Octavio Cruz and I joined Georgia Strait Alliance’s Species Protection Outreach Team as summer students. Our goal was to organize local events to educate community members about threats to the Strait of Georgia and, specifically, to British Columbia’s beloved Southern Resident killer whales (SRKWs), while encouraging them to take action to ensure the … Continue reading

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