If you have an interest in Salt Spring Island's drinking water, you've come to the right place. The Water Preservation Society has a long history of protecting drinking water sources on Salt Spring, and we continue to do this work with a "thirst" for staying true to our purposes: preservation and protection, research, and public awareness. We welcome volunteers and donations. Please contact us at the address below.
Together, We've Protected the Larmour Lands!
When we issued a final appeal to “help us cross the finish line” for Lot F, donors jumped to action.
Their support and generosity, along with that of conservation partners, has enabled us to protect the upland forests and wetlands on both Lots H and F from logging and other development pressures.
With several adjacent lots that have conservation covenants, 46 acres (about 18.5 hectares) of unbroken natural habitat have been created.
Create your own inexpensive
RAINWATER COLLECTION SYSTEM
for garden and outdoor chores
Tours by appointment March - May
Call Sharon Bywater (250) 537-5000
Masks and social distancing will be required.
Salt Spring Island Water Preservation Society
Salt Spring Island Watershed Protection Alliance
SSI FRESHWATER CATALOGUE
We are gathering data to learn more about SSI watersheds (lakes, streams and wetlands) to provide insights into our groundwater
recharge and to support public awareness
about our water resources.
Gratefully acknowledging that Salt Spring Island Water Preservation Society works on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast and Straits Salish peoples who have stewarded these lands and waters for millennia.
Read an excellent article about the importance of Lot F of the Larmour Lands.
The WPS FreshWater Catalogue has a new home! Visit its website for news, maps, resources, and the volunteer bulletin.
Enjoy our WPS short film!
Freshwater Salt Spring.
Support SSI stewardship groups planned film-making -
Shaped By Water.