November 29 marks this year’s Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving back through volunteering or donating.
Each year, we are blown away by the generosity of our supporters whose contributions boost our efforts to defend B.C.’s wild salmon and their habitats.
Last year, we surpassed our Giving Tuesday goal of $5,000, raising over $5,700 in just 24 hours! Those donations helped support our 2022 volunteer program. Your contributions helped us organize our volunteers, who got to work, cleaning up garbage at salmon-bearing streams and pulling invasive plants from our restoration site at Katzie Slough. We had students from local schools in the Fraser Valley planting streambanks of their local sloughs with native trees and shrubs and keen volunteers spending the day out with the Resilient Waters field crew, collecting fish and water quality data.
In total, our volunteers put in over 1,100 hours of work in the past year!
To support our 2023 volunteer programs, we are hoping to raise $7,000 this Giving Tuesday. Can you help us reach our goal by making a donation? In 2023, a priority for our volunteer program is to create more opportunities for youth in B.C. communities to get involved with our work. Your donations will help cover costs such as more equipment for invasive plant removals, purchasing native plants for riparian restoration, garbage pickers, and more.
All those who donate on Giving Tuesday will be entered to win a great prize pack (valued at over $200), including two BC Ferries vouchers that cover one-way travel for a vehicle and an adult passenger and one of our awesome Watershed Watch t-shirts!
As a bonus, if you donate on Giving Tuesday, you will also be entered into our annual Donate in December raffle featuring great prizes from local retailers.
If you want to support our work but cannot make a financial contribution, here are some other ways to support Watershed Watch:
- Start a fundraiser for Watershed Watch.
- Share our online actions on social media.
- Sign up to volunteer.
Our team is so grateful to all those who donated, volunteered, sent letters, attended our events and shared our social media posts. All your actions help advance our work to defend B.C.’s wild salmon. Thank you.