About

What Is Nature Salt Spring?

Nature Salt Spring is a new organization with a goal to deepen the connection of all Islanders with nature. It  grew out of our concerns about the Climate and Biodiversity Crises, and our recognition that healthy, sustainable human societies can only grow and flourish if citizens are committed to understanding, enjoying and protecting the ecosystems and biodiversity that support us and all life on the planet.

Where We Live

We acknowledge the un-ceded territory and ancestors of Coast Salish First Nations of Salt Spring Island and surrounding areas who continue to use and steward the lands and waters of the Salish Sea.
These include the Quw’utsun Tribes (Cowichan), Spune’luxutth (Penelakut), BOḰEĆEN (Paquachin), MÁLEXEȽ (Malahat), SȾÁUTW̱ (Tsawout), W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip) and W̱SIḴEM (Tseycum) nations.

What we do

Nature Salt Spring will provide a wide array of presentations, events, and ‘hands-on’ nature explorations and study about nature – for a diverse audience including adults of all ages, families, children and youth. Our programs will complement and extend the offerings of the Salt Spring Island Conservancy and the Salt Spring Trail and Nature Club to provide more opportunities for everyone on our Island to become more connected with the Island’s natural biodiversity and ecosystems.

Linked to BC’s Umbrella Nature Organizations

We are already affiliated with BC Nature and Nature Kids BC the leading umbrella organizations serving nature clubs and family/children nature-based programming all across the Province.

Common Goldeneye

Vision

A Gulf Island Region where natural ecosystems are valued, protected, restored, studied and explored by all members of the community.

Mission Statement

To inspire, inform and empower people to value, understand and protect local ecosystems and biodiversity.

Our Values
  • Collaboration
  • Education/Sharing
  • Wonder/Enjoyment
  • Advocacy for Nature
  • Reconciliation
  • Participatory/Inclusion