The Lagoon Society welcomes you! We encourage you to browse our website and discover the work we are doing and the partnerships we are building in order to protect, enhance, and promote the magnificently unique biodiversity of the Sunshine Coast.
The Lagoon Society is a steward of the Sunshine Coast
Our aim is to make stewardship of our natural environment accessible for all members of our community, and to provide a space for all of us to come together to exchange knowledge and ideas. We help ensure that the Sunshine Coast maintains a connected and diverse network of habitats and species to provide all of us with clean air, clean water, and sustainable resources now and forevermore.
The Iris Griffith Field Studies and Interpretive Centre
We invite you to come visit us at the beautiful Iris Griffith Field Studies and Interpretive Centre. We are now open daily from 10am-4pm for the summer season. Come and join us for fun activities such as pond-dipping, hiking, birding, and many more outdoor experiences with our talented and friendly summer staff. Admission is free, and it’s the perfect place to bring the family for a picnic!
Our summer “Lagoonies” program for children is happening right now! The program will be taking place from 10am-2pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays, beginning on July 4th and continuing until August 12th. Registration fee is by donation, a suggested $10 per child, or free for those with a Family Membership. Registration is required, please phone ahead (604-883-9201) to reserve an available spot. Join us with your kids or drop them off for a fun-filled day in our beautiful natural setting and enjoy learning more about the natural world around you. For information on the weekly themes, check our events page.
Read our Biodiversity Strategy
Our Sunshine Coast is world renowned for its spectacular mountains, ancient forests, lush wetlands, crystal clear lakes and rivers, and rich estuaries and coastal waters, all home to a great diversity of habitats and species. As development in our region increases, now is the time to take positive action to protect our precious natural heritage.
In partnership with others, the Lagoon Society has created the Sunshine Coast Biodiversity Strategy to guide our community in action to help conserve and manage biodiversity for the long term, in a sustainable and cooperative way. Click here to download the strategy and learn more about how we developed our ideas.
Visit our Expanded EarthFair Store
Did you know that we’ve expanded our EarthFair Store to a new location right in the heart of Madeira Park? All proceeds from the bookstore go to supporting the Lagoon Society’s projects!
The Lagoon Society was graciously offered this satellite store by the good folks at Bluewaters Books. You can still find the same amazing selection of books, but you’ll also discover a range of eco-products and locally crafted giftware.
The EarthFair Store is now open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm, and Sunday from 11am to 3pm. New product lines are arriving every day – we encourage you to drop by to see the latest selection! For up to date information on the latest additions and editions, visit our brand new website (http://earthfair.ca).