A unique collection of media available for the community.
Our resource centre boasts a great resource library with fantastic collection of books on homesteading, natural building, energy, ecology, forestry, and community organizing.
Feel free to stop by to borrow a book or check out our collection. The Resource Centre is open 1- 3pm on Fridays (it is located behind the radio station, at the back of the Manson’s Hall parking lot).
You can also to pick up Regional Park’s pamphlets, and buy from our selection of beautiful cards, Marine Colouring Book, Three Reefs Atlas, and Cortes Island Trail map.
Watershed Sentinel Magazine
Originally started as a community newsletter on Cortes Island, the Watershed Sentinel is western Canada’s award-winning environmental news magazine, independently publishing environmental journalism since 1990. In a world where our news is increasingly controlled, the Watershed Sentinel remains the voice of the grassroots – the folks who are working on the environmental issues that face us today. FOCI regularly produces and sponsors feature articles for the Sentinel, as part of our educational programming.
Join Friends of Cortes Island
Become a member and support the work we are doing in the community to help look after our beautiful island
Friends of Cortes Island Society (FOCI) is a charitable organization that has been active for over 25 years. Our organization exists to monitor and preserve the health of local ecosystems, and to provide educational programs that foster a greater understanding of the natural environment. Through all of our projects, we work to promote environmental integrity through community responsibility.