Wild salmon in British Columbia benefit from about 35,000 volunteers called 'streamkeepers,' supported by the Pacific Salmon Foundation's (PSF) Community Salmon Program. Streamkeepers operate community hatcheries, monitor and restore local habitat, and deliver salmon education to local schools. But, every year PSF is forced to turn away roughly half of qualified project applications due to lack of funding. With the potential to raise about $24,000 annually via this new partnership, Helijet customers will help close that gap in funding for projects around the Strait of Georgia and Vancouver Island. The best part is that grants made through the Community Salmon Program benefit from a powerful leverage ratio of roughly 7:1. Because PSF approval for projects lends a stamp of credibility that makes it far easier for applicants to source matching contributions for projects.
The Mid-Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancment Society restores watersheds, estuaries and shorelines on Vancouver Island.
Helijet has been a long-term supporter of PSF fundraising galas which raise funds for community salmon projects. PSF hosts seven fundraising dinners in communities across B.C.,including: Comox, Nanaimo, Oceanside, Port Alberni, Powell River, Vancouver and Victoria. To attend an upcoming dinner in your community or become a sponsor, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our event page.