Keep up to date with our latest news and what we're doing

Keep up to date with our latest news and what we're doing

Keep up to date with our latest news and what we're doing

Streamkeeper Report November 2018

FOCI STREAMKEEPER REPORT – NOVEMBER 2018 This year feels like a bumper crop of chum after the poor spawner returns for 2017. All the salmon-bearing creeks on Cortes have seen chum returning through October & November, with the exception of Manson’s Lagoon Creek....

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Jo Ann Green Environmental Award 2018

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the Jo Ann Green Environmental Award for 2018 is Brian Pfeifle and his team at the Cortes Island Waste Management Centre. The award recognizes a Cortes Islander who has made significant contributions to the environmental...

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FOCI Lake Research Contract Opportunity

Friends of Cortes Island (FOCI) is looking to appoint an experienced researcher on a short-term contract to look into the feasibility of developing potential bioremediation measures for Hague and Gunflint Lakes. Bioremediation is the use of natural...

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Mansons Landing Park Fencing

Visitors to Mansons Landing Provincial Park will notice new split rail fencing has been installed on the spit. This has been constructed by Friends of Cortes Island (FOCI), working in partnership with BC Parks, to help control erosion issues here. As many people will...

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Where Were the Salmon?

The question being asked by many about the 2017 spawner returns to Cortes creeks is, “Where were the salmon?” Here is a little background to a very complex question. Many potential factors are at play – rainfall, water temperatures of creeks and oceans, specific...

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Jo Ann Green Environmental Award 2017

JO ANN GREEN ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD 2017 Friends of Cortes Island is delighted to announce that the winners of the Jo Ann Green Environmental Award 2017 are Christine and Cec Robinson. Ryan Harvey received a Special Honorable Mention. The award recognizes a Cortes...

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