Become a Friends of Cortes Island member and support the work that we’re doing in the community to help look after our beautiful island

Become a Friends of Cortes Island member and support the work that we’re doing in the community to help look after our beautiful island

Become a Friends of Cortes Island member and support the work that we’re doing in the community to help look after our beautiful island

Become a Friends of Cortes Island member and support the work that we’re doing in the community to help look after our beautiful island

Become a Friends of Cortes Island member and support the work that we’re doing in the community to help look after our beautiful island

Volunteer with Friends of Cortes Island!

We have a variety of great opportunities for volunteers to help us with our work – we hope you will join us!
Please contact us to find out more and tell us how you would like to get involved.
Email: friendsofcortes@gmail.com or call the office at 250 935 0087

Lake Monitoring Volunteers

We have a small team of dedicated lake volunteers who undertake monthly water quality sampling of Hague and Gunflint lakes.  Volunteers work in pairs and go out in a canoe to take samples and measurements.

Volunteers must be fit, able to swim, and ideally commit for at least a year.  Training will be provided.

Park and Trail volunteers

We run occasional work parties to help manage the island’s parks and trails, and are planning to develop this work.  The work involves a variety of tasks from pulling broom and clearing vegetation to building and repairing trails. 

Cortes Island Stream Keepers

Cortes Island Stream Keepers are actively involved in monitoring salmon streams around Cortes.  They also undertake stream restoration projects.  They depend on a dedicated team of interested volunteers to undertake their work.

Events volunteers

We run a variety of activities throughout the year including talks, walks, film evenings and more.  We also take part in Cortes Day and Seafest. 

We are looking for event volunteers to help us run and set up our events and activities.   You will be involved in helping to set up and take down the event, taking payments, serving refreshments, handing out information and talking to the public.

Current Events

july

14jul10:00 am12:00 pmFeaturedForest Foraging on Foot

24jul7:00 am8:30 amFeaturedSeashore Walk

30jul1:00 pm4:00 pmFeaturedLove the Lakes Kayak Tour

august

03aug10:00 am12:00 pmFeaturedBlue Jay Farm TourFarm Tour

14aug10:00 am12:00 pmFeaturedHerbal Tea Workshop

17aug10:00 am12:00 pmFeaturedLinnaea Farm TourFarm Walk

31aug10:00 am12:00 pmFeaturedGumbooting the Lagoon

What’s New

  • 2024 Summer Brochure
    In Media Room
    Friends of Cortes Island is pleased to be launching our Summer Events […]
  • Climate Change and Salmon
    In Media Room
    Please read David Ewart’s report on how climate change affects […]
  • Europen Green Crab
    In Media Room
    Invasive European Green Crab Found on Cortes Island Friends of Cortes […]
  • Jo Ann Green Award for 2023
    In Media Room
    Friends of Cortes Island is delighted to announce that the winners of […]
  • 2023 AGM
    In Media Room
    Friends of Cortes Island invites you to our AGM on Tuesday, November 28,  […]
  • Room for Rider!
    In Media Room
    Friends of Cortes Island is delighted to be launching a new Room for Rider […]

Join the FOCI family

Become a Friends of Cortes Island member and support the work that we’re 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.

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