Peninsula Streams Society

Peninsula Streams Society helps coordinate stream restoration and habitat conservation on the Saanich Peninsula.  We provide our associated groups with the technical expertise and resources to help achieve their goals. Our goal is to achieve healthy aquatic habitat that supports self-sustaining populations of native species in both freshwater and marine environments.  We accomplish this objective through research, restoration, innovative projects, public education and private land stewardship.

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9860 West Saanich Road
North Saanich, BC V8L 4B2
Canada

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Ian Bruce or Francesca Loro

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250-363-6596

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We have lots of volunteer opportunities, from restoration workparties to helping out with our Environmental Education programs. Contact us at PeninsulaStreams@gmail.com for details~!

Programs

Gr. 5 Cool Carbon Connections

The program engages students in hands-on, field-based outings to nearby parks/green spaces, led by local experts (naturalists, biologists, etc.) to teach students about their environment, flora and fauna, natural processes, to help develop their awareness of and connection to Nature. Groups of students walk with their teachers to a designated “wild space” where they will be met by the PSS Team.

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Gr. 6/7 Creatures of Habitat Program

In 2009, Peninsula Streams Society, in partnership with a team of concerned community members, created an environmental education program for Gr. 6 students.  We called it “Creatures of Habitat – Days of Action” to reflect the program’s emphasis on proactivity in the face of our environmental challenges.  Every year since, we have brought a “Day of Action” to middle schools all over the Peninsula. With our team of volunteers, workshop providers and theatre crew, we engage 5-700 Gr.

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Gr. 3 Watershed and Salmon Lifecycle Program

Since 2006, Gr. 3 students in SD63 (and now SD61 also) have participated in our program of Watershed and Pacific Salmon Lifecycle education. This program is delivered to nine schools in the SD 63 (Saanich) region including Deep Cove, Sidney, Brentwood, Prospect Lake, Cordova Bay, Lochside, Keating, Kelset and the LAU WELNEW tribal school. In 2015 we expanded into SD61 with program delivery at McKenzie school with the hopes of expanding into further schools in subsequent years.

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