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

Co-existing with Bears and Wolves

Cortes is home to bears and wolves. We need to keep them wild and everybody safe. Learn what you can do to help.

Humpback Comeback!

Humpback whales are being increasingly seen around Cortes. Report all your sightings and help keep them safe in our waters.

Newt X-ing Project

Rough-skinned newts live on our island year-round and are at risk from road fatalities. Learn about our Next X-ing Project here!.

Species at Risk

Cortes Island has a wealth of wildlife, including a large number of species at risk. Check them out!

Streams and Salmon

Cortes Island Stream Keepers play a vital role monitoring, protecting and enhancing local streams and salmon.

Community Education

Our events and education programs are a great way to get involved, be inspired, learn and discover.

Parks and Trails

We maintain the island’s regional parks, trails and beach accesses, keeping them beautiful for everyone to enjoy. 

Marine Stewardship

We are monitoring and mapping the island’s diverse habitats and working to protect our marine environment.

Love the Lakes

Our lakes are under threat and need care.  We are working to protect them, and encouraging everyone to help.

Sensitive Ecosystems

There are a variety of sensitive ecosystems found on the island. Find out more about the sensitive ecosystems around you!

Nature Is Good For You – on CKTZ!

“Nature is Good for You” is a series to inspire you to get out, connect with nature and refresh mind, body and soul!

What’s New

  • James Creek Spawning Gravel
    In Media Room
    How many people does it take to move 9000 pounds of spawning gravel? […]
  • New Creek Signage
    In Media Room
    A long-awaited FOCI streamkeeper project is finally nearing completion. […]

Current Events

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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.

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