Wildlife and Garbage Care

Wildlife and Garbage Care

Wildlife COEXistence It is the month of March and represents the toughest time of the year for wildlife. There has been evidence of wildlife, possibly a bear, having gone through garbage placed out for pickup, within the past few weeks in the Whaletown area. Please...
Jo Ann Green Award Winner 2020

Jo Ann Green Award Winner 2020

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the Jo Ann Green Award 2020 is Sonya Friesen. The award recognizes a Cortes Islander who has made significant contributions to the environmental well being of the community. Congratulations to Sonya for all of her...
AGM

AGM

Annual General Meeting Wednesday November 18 – 6.30pm Friends of Cortes Island invites you to our Annual General Meeting to be held Wednesday 18th November 6.30pm.  Due to Covid-19 the meeting will be held using the Zoom platform.  Prior to the meeting please...
The Return of the 2020 Chum

The Return of the 2020 Chum

Fall is a vibrant time of the wild answering to deep callings: snow geese overhead and spawning salmon preparing for their final journey and task. There has been eager anticipation of chum numbers in Cortes creeks for this year, based on the strong showing in 2016....
James Creek Spawning Gravel

James Creek Spawning Gravel

How many people does it take to move 9000 pounds of spawning gravel? Twenty-one sweaty, hard-working volunteers! How many buckets carried by hand and wheelbarrow? About 460 part-buckets over 2 days! The James Creek spawning gravel project has been envisioned by...
New Creek Signage

New Creek Signage

A long-awaited FOCI streamkeeper project is finally nearing completion. Take a look next time you drive to the ferry over the Whaletown Creek at the pair of signs recently erected, and note the first of 2 signs by Hansen Creek, at the bottom of the Gorge hill. This is...
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