The Lagoon Society welcomes you and encourages you to discover what is happening on the Sunshine Coast to protect and enhance our biodiversity through the work we are doing and the partnerships we are building.
The Lagoon Society is a steward of the Sunshine Coast
We aim 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 want to ensure that the Sunshine Coast maintains a connected and diverse network of habitats and species that provide all of us with clean air, clean water, and sustainable resources into our future.
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. The location is wonderful for activities such as birding, pond-dipping, and hiking, among others. Admission is free, and we’re always happy to help you take a closer look at nature!
Lagoonies, our summer program for children is starting soon! The program will be taking place from 10am-2pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays, beginning on July 2nd. Registration fee is a suggested donation of $5-10, and free for those with a Family Membership. Join your kids or drop them off for a fun-filled day in nature! For weekly updates on 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 created a Biodiversity Strategy to guide our community’s action to conserve and sustainably manage biodiversity on the Sunshine Coast. Click here to download our strategy and learn more about the process we took to develop it.
This video from the Vancouver Film School gives an excellent short primer on biodiversity:
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?
We were graciously offered this satellite store and Lagoon Society outreach location 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 Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm … please drop by and visit us!
For up to date information on what else we have in store this summer, visit our events page, or sign up for our e-newsletter below.