The Juan de Fuca Salmon Restoration Society was formed as a result of a symposium on salmon organized by the Sooke Region Historical Society in September 2002 which was held at Edward Milne Community School. Many presenters from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds of experience made contributions to the two-day program, titled SALMON: PAST–PRESENT-FUTURE.
We are continuing to work with the T'Sou-ke Nation and the Capital Regional District Regarding our mutual interest to acquire land in the Muir Creek watershed. We also evaluate new properties, as they become available, for their suitability for parkland.
Glen Thelin, owner of Glen's Gardening Company, is now offering professional gardening expertise to residents of Sooke. He specializes in year round care of mature, established landscapes where in-depth plan knowledge, fine attention to detail and seasoned gardening expertise are essential. From garden consultation and design to year round professional care, Glen provides the skill and knowledge for those who love their gardens.
As Juan de Fuca regional residents we share this in common:
We are gravely troubled by the staggering rate and volume of deforestation in our region. We believe that our forests are being grossly mismanaged, and that these lands which should represent our commons have been unjustly expropriated in the name of fast profit for industry shareholders, at the expense of ecological sustainability and what is literally the birthright ground for future generations.
Our vision is two-fold:
The purpose of the Society is for the conservation, preservation, restoration, and enhancement of the environment including wildlife, fish and their habitats, wetlands, streams and plant communities in the general location of, but not limited to, Mt. Matheson, East Sooke. The Society strives to promote these ideas and values to the public.
The Sooke Children's Garden Club meets monthly from May till October; all children from the age of 3 are welcome to attend to learn 'how to grow'. The club is free for families and thanks the Sooke Lions, Harbourside Lions and the Rotary Club for their support.
We offer the opportunity for children to learn the basics of gardening, environmental stewardship, encourage them to volunteer in our community and support the Sooke Fall Fair.