Fundraising Hike for Gambier Island Conservancy

The SCCA has received the following request for support from Gambier Island Conservancy:

Dear members and supporters,

We’d really appreciate your help! Two of our Directors, Peter Snell and Tim Turner, will be embarking on a very ambitious one-day hike on July 22. Here is how Tim has described it:

25 km BIG ISLAND TRANS-GAMBIER TREK (Informally named Seven Summits, Seven Swims)

The Big Island Trans Gambier Trek is a 25 km route from the northern tip of Cha-ULT-na-wich at Ekins Point to the southernmost end of Gambier at Hope Point. As anybody who has hiked on this island knows, Gambier’s topography is lumpy, steep and very rugged, where the shortest distance between two points is rarely a straight line.

The route will be a combination of free range, flagged and beaten sections with some gravel road in places. There are seven notable summits and seven swims along the way that will provide restful pauses en route.”

This fundraising initiative will help to support our continued trail work on the island, and our work towards understanding invasive species and identifying species at risk or of special concern. It will help us to move to the second phase of the Amphibian Monitoring project that was started last year to determine the presence of Coastal Tailed Frogs on Gambier Island.

If you’d like to support Peter and Tim on their hike, and the Conservancy in moving our projects forward, please head to our website and make a donation:

Donate to Gambier Island Conservancy

It’s going to be a long day for Peter and Tim. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Your financial support will be considered a charitable donation with a tax receipt to follow.

Best regards,
Peter Scholefield, President,
Gambier Island Conservancy

We recognize that Chá7elkwnech (Gambier Island) lies within the traditional territory of the Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation).

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