Welcome to Our New Website!
Oct 02, 2015
We are very excited to be introducing our fabulous new website!!
We had intended to take a little longer before launching the new site but unfortunately in early August, our old website was hacked. We apologize greatly to those of you on our e-mail list who may have received spam to your inboxes as a result of this.
Fortunately, our beautiful new website was already in the works! We would like to thank Amy and her team at Pye Design for stepping In so swiftly with their outstanding work on the design of our new site, and for making the transition from old to new as seamless as possible!
We thank you for your patience while we complete populating the whole website and please if you notice any issues with it, please feel free to contact our website content editor Heather by e-mail.
Our new website comes at a very exciting time for the Lagoon Society when we are delighted to invite you to join us on a whole new Voyage of Discovery! After a decade of studying and connecting with watersheds, wetlands, lakes and streams here on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, we are now heading out to explore and record the wonderful world of marine life that we are fortunate enough to have living in the oceans around us. We are blessed to be living in such a naturally diverse region but we must ensure it stays that way.
We are absolutely thrilled to share with you the announcement of our latest endeavour - The Pender Ocean Discovery Station or PODS. This project will involve constructing a whole new state-of-the-art $10 million facility in the middle of Madeira Park by 2020. The new buildings will include marine research labs, a large conference facility and a beautiful underground aquarium and a lot more! It will be an iconic building which will offer amazing educational opportunities for our youngsters and bring a much-needed boost to our local community. Please take the PODS link on our home page to find out more.
We are also now well underway with the implementation of the Sunshine Coast Biodiversity Strategy with numerous Citizen Science Projects now in progress. These include the elimination of Japanese Knotweed from Anderson Creek, which we are undertaking with Simon Fraser University and the Coastal Invasive Plant Council of BC and the Marine Sampling of The Salish Sea which is being coordinated by the Pacific Salmon Foundation. Press on the SC Biodiversity Strategy logo to find out more.
You can also find us on our new Facebook page which is regularly updated with all our latest news and provides a record of all the amazing things that we have achieved since we for med the Lagoon Society way back in 2002. We could not have done it without all of the amazing volunteers and benefactors who have given us such unstinting support over that time. We thank you all and we hope you like our new site and will join us in our future endeavors to help keep the beautiful Sunshine Coast the very special place that it us in all our hearts and souls! We will soon be launching a whole new fundraising initiative called HUG - which stands for Help Us Grow - so please watch this space for that.
Very best wishes
Michael Jackson - President