There are many more volunteers in our community than meets the eye.
Of course, there are those who volunteer for the organizations that you feature in your paper that deal with people "challenges." And then there are those unmentioned.
I would like to extend my thanks to the latter: all the people who
volunteer for nature and the environment:
Boundary Bay Conservation Committee - plan to defuse environmental challenges.
Cammidge House Committee/Boundary Bay Regional Park volunteers - engage the public by way of events, including heritage, gardening,
photography, among many, and work with Metro Vancouver about Boundary Bay Regional Park and the Heritage Cammidge House.
Delta Nature - providing nature education to the public in regular
monthly meetings as well as displays at other organizations' events:
Earth Day, Watershed fish release; birding field trips, work in nature
(clean and monitor bird boxes).
VAPOR ' preventing airport fuel to be delivered up the south Fraser to
Some paid staff:
Earthwise Gardens - providing garden education and organic vegetables to the public.
OWL - welfare of raptors and education to the public.
Reifel Bird Sanctuary - education to the public and welfare for migratory birds.
There are many more people and groups that need to be recognized - those that volunteer for the arts like painting, theatre, photography, music - and probably a whole bunch I haven't thought of.
To all you wonderful people, many thanks. The world would be a lot less livable if you weren't there!