Local Biodiversity Heroes

There are a myriad of ways that each of us can make a difference in protecting biodiversity in our region.

On this page we celebrate the everyday 'heroes' who are taking action and making a difference.

If you know someone we should feature on this page, please contact us.

Paul Harris Jones: Marbled Murrelet Protector

26 September 2022

Paul Harris Jones is recognized locally and nationally for his dogged determination to protect marbled murrelet birds. The species is listed as threatened by both the provincial and federal governments. Jones and his wife, Mavis, received the Davidson Award from the Vancouver Natural History Society for their combined efforts to study and defend the murrelets […]

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Gertrude Pacific: Artist and Forest Activist

29 March 2022

Gertrude developed a love for nature at an early age. Raised in Victoria, she began painting scenes in clamshells when she was just six-years-old. Her artistic talent eventually led to a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Washington. Gertrude became Curator of Design at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture […]

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Dedicated streamkeeper, Ryan Matthews, shows passion for local creeks

14 November 2021

A stream seldom tires but it can often use a helping hand. Ryan Matthews can often be found walking the streams, performing assessments and reporting data. His contributions include the construction and installation of flow metres on Hutchinson Creek and Langdale Creek.

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Cody Kelso Raises Awareness – and $30k – with 115 km Walk

21 July 2021

In March 2021, Cody Kelso and his mother walked 115km – from Gibsons to Powell River – to raise awareness about climate change, and funds for two climate initiatives. Read our interview with the young leader.

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