Georgia Strait Alliance

Our mission is to protect and restore the marine environment and promote the sustainability of the Strait of Georgia, its adjoining waters, and communities. Our approach is to work collaboratively with communities and across sectors to find long term, evidence based solutions to our region's most pressing marine and environmental issues.  

Founded in 1990 by citizens concerned about increased pollution and damage to the marine habitat in the Strait, Georgia Strait Alliance (GSA) has become a strong voice and leader on topics such as species at risk and marine habitat protection, sewage treatment, open net-cage salmon farming, fossil fuel transport, and water pollution. As a custodian of the Strait and a positive agent for change, GSA envisions a future with clean air and water for all beings living in this breathtakingly beautiful region – knowing that a healthy and protected marine environment is good for the economy, communities, and wildlife.

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To stay informed about GSA’s programs and events, sign up for the monthly Strait Up e-newsletter or read the latest issue of the bi-annual Strait Talk newsletter.


207-194 Cliff St.
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5E7


Contact name: 

Erin Edwards, Volunteer Coordinator

Phone number: 

(250) 753-3459


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Volunteering with Georgia Strait Alliance is a great opportunity for you to make a positive impact in your community, be part of a team, share your experience, learn new skills and develop lasting friendships. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization and we wouldn’t be able to help preserve and protect our coastal waters and communities without you. As a non-profit organization, our work is limited by our funding. Volunteers take us beyond those limits!

There are lots of ways to get involved! Sign up as a new volunteer and join the Georgia Strait Alliance team today!

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