Friends of Cortes Island Community Survey 2020 will mark the 30th anniversary of Friends of Cortes Island. We are also about to update our strategic plan. This is a great chance for us to look back and review our work to date, and look forward with inspiration as we plan for the future, and to do that we would like your input! We invite you to fill in our Community Survey to share your ideas and feedback and help shape where we are going next. It only takes 10 -15 minutes and there’s an added incentive: All completed surveys will be entered into a draw for a bottle of Rhubarb Champagne from Good Libations! DEADLINE: 30 NOVEMBER 2019. ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS AT FRIENDS OF CORTES ISLANDIn your opinion how important are the following aspects of our work?Scoring for questions is on the scale of 1 – 3 where 1 is most important and 3 is least important. Community environmental education123Parks and Trails maintenance123Ecological stewardship123Sustainable Living123Species at Risk conservation123CORTES'S ENVIRONMENTIn your opinion, what are the biggest environmental challenges facing Cortes?Please choose a maximum of three. Groundwater conservation Fire risk due to climate change and drought Sea level rise Frequency and intensity of storms Loss of critical habitat for species at risk Marine pollution risk (oil spill, waste, debris on beaches) Development pressures Other - your answer:Where do you see the biggest opportunity for positive environmental change on Cortes?Please write your answer here:LOOKING AT THE FUTUREWhat key ways do you see FOCI contributing to make Cortes a better place for the environment and community?Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following areas of work:Habitat protection for future generationsstrongly disagreedisagreeneither agree nor disagreeagreestrongly agreeCommunity & youth environmental educationstrongly disagreedisagreeneither agree nor disagreeagreestrongly agreeSustainable living and climate change adaptationstrongly disagreedisagreeneither agree nor disagreeagreestrongly agreeEcological stewardship and restorationstrongly disagreedisagreeneither agree nor disagreeagreestrongly agreeCreation of a conservation strategystrongly disagreedisagreeneither agree nor disagreeagreestrongly agreeGreen energy infrastructurestrongly disagreedisagreeneither agree nor disagreeagreestrongly agreeOther - your answer:COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENTPlease tell us what type of events and activities you would like to see us run:Scoring for questions is on the scale of 1 – 3 where 1 is most important and 3 is least important.Nature walks and discovery activities123Environmental talks and films123Youth programs123Community workdays e.g. beach clean-ups123Other - your answer:How well do you feel you know what FOCI does as an organization? Scoring for question is on the scale of 1 to 6, where 1 is little and 6 is a lot.123456If you scored 3 or under, how do you feel we could improve our recognition?Your answer:MEMBERSHIP AND GIVINGFOCI membership gives you voting rights at the AGM, the ability to stand as a director, a free subscription to the Watershed Sentinel magazine and reduced entry fees for selected events.How long have you been aware of Friends of Cortes Island? 0–1 year 1–3 years 3–5 years 5-10 years 10+ years Are you a current or past member/donor?I am current member/donorI am past member/donorNoNot sureWe appreciate understanding why individuals choose to make charitable gifts to our organization. Could you share with us why you give to FOCI / hold a membership? Please select all that apply. Seeing Cortes protected for future generations is important to me. Connecting people with nature is important to me. Having community-based solutions to sustainable living and climate change adaptation is important to me. I appreciate the shared values that I hold with FOCI. I do not currently donate or hold a FOCI membership – skip to next question Other - your answer:If you are not current or past member, what might encourage you to sign up for membership or personal giving? Please select all that apply. Having a better understanding of giving options. Having a better understanding of FOCI programs and projects needing support. Different or more membership benefits. My personal values and priorities for charitable giving do not align with the FOCI. My personal values and priorities for giving align with FOCI, however I prioritize my charitable giving elsewhere with other causes that I care about. My current circumstances do not allow charitable giving. Other - your answerA bit about youAre you Cortes resident?Full timePart timePeriodic visitsNone of the aboveIf you do not reside full-time on Cortes Island, please indicate which of the following applies:Elsewhere in British ColumbiaOut of provinceOutside CanadaPlease indicate your age group:0–1516–3031–4546–6061-7575+We like to reach our community and membership. What ways do you find most useful?TidelineFOCI Facebook pageFOCI websitePoster around the communityPrinted newsletterE-newsletterThank you for sharing your thoughts. All responses are confidential. If you would like to be entered into the draw for a bottle of Good Libations Rhubarb Champagne, please fill in your contact details below:Name First Last Email Additional CommentsTHANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN OUR SURVEY!