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At Jamie's we are surrounded by passionate individuals who spend their lives learning and educating people from around the world about the beautiful intricacies of our local wildlife and environment. We pride ourselves on providing necessary support, through funding and volunteering, to help our local systems thrive for future generations. It is with this mindset that we began collecting the Research, Rescue & Education fee in 1997.

 

Research, Rescue & Education Fee

Currently, we collect $3 from patrons of our Whale Watching, Bear Watching and Hot Springs Cove tours, which we then donate to local, non-profit wildlife research, rescue, and educational organizations. In doing this, we are able to provide crucial funding to programs that help improve our understanding of wildlife and the local environment. To date, we have dedicated over $1,000,000 to these local organizations and societies. 

We would like to thank all of our patrons, past, present and future. Without your support we would not be able to provide the funding necessary to support many local initiatives and research projects. We appreciate your donations, as do the receipients receiving funding. 

 

A few of the incledible organizations we support:

 

Raincoast Education Society - Raincoast Field School

The Raincoast Education Society (RES) is an independent non-profit society and registered Canadian charity. The RES was established in August 2000 with a mission to help shape an environmentally sustainable future for the Clayoquot and Barkley Sound region through education and community stewardship. Our aim is to enable citizens within and beyond the Clayoquot and Barkley Sound region to participate knowledgeably, effectively and responsibly in the work of shaping this future for our region and for our planet.

The goal of the Raincoast Field School is to increase outdoor learning opportunities for students in our local public schools.

We believe that adventure and discovery are at the heart of a well-rounded education. By providing our local public schools with unique, field school programs that meet BC curricular learning outcomes and that feature traditional Aboriginal knowledge, we have created educational opportunities that are quite unique in British Columbia. While some private schools are extending their classrooms into the outside world, few public schools have the resources to do so.

 

Surfrider Pacific Rim - Love Your Beach Clean

The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Surfrider has built a network of coastal defenders who transform their passion for our coasts into lasting protection. Bridging local knowledge with national experts in law, policy and science, our formula for success — both the playbook and the team — produces victories for our beaches year after year.

Our ocean, waves and beaches belong to all of us and it is our job to protect them.

From teaching our youth the core principles of sustainability, to demonstrating and presenting the omnipresence of plastics in our oceans and beaches though beach cleans and education, Surfrider’s programs help ensure that our marine ecosystems are protected.

 

Ucluelet Aquarium

The Ucluelet Aquarium is a non profit society where you will get an up close and personal encounter with a diversity of local marine life. The touch tanks provide an interactive and fun, hands on, learning environment for children and adults. The displays are full of beautiful, interesting creatures and are always changing.

We greet visitors from all over the world treating them to a very personal view of the fish and invertebrates from our local waters in Clayoquot and Barkley Sounds.

Our mission is to raise awareness about local marine biodiversity and promote respect for the ocean environment. We greet visitors from all over the world treating them to a very personal view of the fish and invertebrates from our local waters in Clayoquot and Barkley Sounds.

 

Pacific Wildlife Foundation

The Pacific WildLife Foundation is a federal not-for-profit society with charitable status registered in Canada that has been operating for over 30 years. The mission of the Pacific WildLife Foundation is to inspire conservation of coastal and marine ecosystems through scientific inquiry and education.

Our mission is to inspire conservation of coastal and marine ecosystems through scientific inquiry and education.

The Pacific Wildlife Foundation objectives are to conduct original scientific research on the biology of coastal and marine ecosystems; present information that will inspire conservation and appreciation of coastal and marine ecosystems; and provide opportunities for others to experience coastal and marine ecosystems where conclusions are drawn from the data rather than opinion.

 

Clayoquot Cleanup

Clayoquot CleanUp is a world leader in marine habitat restoration.  Specializing in emergency spill response, accumulated debris removal, and aquaculture site deconstruction and removal our team of technical experts possess advanced training and experience that assures successful restoration of demanding marine environments.

By implementing a comprehensive ocean plastics and marine debris removal program, we can properly maintain that rich balance of biology and economy in Clayoquot Sound.

Clayoquot CleanUp continues to work within Clayoquot Sound targeting the removal of accumulated ocean plastics and marine debris, abandoned aquaculture  sites, and responding to emergency pollution spills throughout the area.