We are delighted to announce that we reached our target of $2.4m to purchase Irvines Landing with at least four hours to spare!
We could not have done this without the outpouring of support that we received from the local Pender Harbour community and hundreds of supporters from far and wide. On behalf of the Lagoon Society I would like to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. We are so lucky to live here in this wonderful place and we all gain so much every day by coming together as a generous and forward-thinking community in the true spirit of Pender Harbour!! Thank you all again for your incredible generosity!
We would like to give especial thanks to two of our most dedicated supporters, Denise and Ken Cargill, who have stood behind us on so many occasions since the Lagoon Society was formed back in 2002 and always been willing to help us out when we needed it most - without them the PODS project would never have got off the ground. Denise and Ken were here just recently in Pender and they just loved riding in the Wood Duck Bus with us and visiting the Irvines Landing site. They could not believe how beautiful it was and they absolutely agreed that it was the perfect location for PODS. Denise and Ken have kindly agreed to support us in the next stage of PODS, which will provide the necessary funds for more engineering studies, architectural drawings, and strategic planning which we hope to have completed by Christmas.
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The PODS mission is to inspire, engage and empower all our visitors, students and academic researchers with the wonders of the coastal waters of our region, and to demonstrate by example that scientifically-driven decision making is essential to finding viable solutions to the most pressing environmental challenges of our time.
A Pender Harbour community fully equipped with the necessary facilities, tools, resources and expertise to conduct aquatic research and monitoring, learn from the results, and become increasingly empowered to make informed decisions that enable us to maintain and enhance the rich biodiversity of our coastal waters for generations to come.
A confident, sustainable, prosperous Pender Harbour community that inspires young people, particularly through environmental studies, to nurture a vibrant year-round economy that can sustain families, is sensitive to development, and is deeply connected to the natural world through science, culture, and the arts.
The Board of Directors of the Lagoon Society provide clear direction and oversight of the mission of the Society.