Stewardship Pemberton Society is a volunteer based not for profit charitable organization connecting community, nature and people. Organizational Background
In 2004, an historic flood decimated the Birkenhead River hatchery and education facility located near Pemberton, B.C. Local stakeholders identified the need for a nature centre to accommodate a small number of hatchery fish for educational purposes located in the heart of the community. Stewardship Pemberton Society (SPS) was formed in 2006 originally to build and create the One Mile Lake Nature Centre. The building (which is entirely off the grid) was completed in 2011 with generous grants and donations from multiple agencies and partners, and an impressive amount of volunteer hours.
SPS established our successful Grow with Nature outdoor environmental education camps that serve as a social enterprise that funds our organization. A social enterprises is an economic model that embraces social, environmental and economic benefits and impacts of business ventures. Many non-profits incorporate social enterprise as a way to fund their organization.
We also continue to fulfill our mandate through work related to:
- projects that celebrate our watershed
- community outreach events
- salmon education programs
- best management practices for local rare and endangered species
- habitat restoration projects
- food sustainability and agricultural projects
- projects that address wildlife conflict
- increase awareness of biological diversity in our area in partnership with other organizations
Providing unique, engaging & interactive educational opportunities for all ages.
We are deeply committed to protecting, conserving and restoring the diversity and quality of our local environment.
Providing education and resources to inform, inspire and develop community knowledge and passion for our natural environment.
Promoting awareness and skill development for the ongoing conservation, protection and restoration of our local surroundings.
View our 2016-2019 Strategic Plan here... (thank you to Enterprising Non Profits for your funding!).
Watch MLA Jordan Sturdy speaking about us at the House of Commons below: