of 2012 we are almost one third of the way to
reaching our target !
Race Rocks project has recently entered a new and
exciting stage. With the integrated energy system
to contribute to energy sustainability for the
ecological reserve, the possibility of managing a
completly self-sustaining ecosystem comes closer
to reality. We are grateful to the many dedicated
donors who have helped us to operate Race Rocks
since Pearson College took over the operation of
the Islands in March of 1997. We now face the
significant challenge of ensuring sustainability
of this project.
extraordinary ecological value of this protected
area, in this location, is well known by First
Nations, other scientists and government agencies.
There is no doubt of the area's vital
level of community support for this initiative is
unprecedented with cooperation from sports fishers
and divers, the ecotourism industry, environmental
groups, scientists, educators and the public.
innovative technical capabilities of racerocks.com
allows Race Rocks to be shared world wide by two
remote cameras and one underwater camera without
negative impact on the physical location; a unique
accomplishment in the world.
Rocks was Canada's first Marine Protected Area
Designate established under the Oceans Act.
a human presence, through the watchful eyes of our
eco-guardians, is essential to protect the
integrity of the area and sustain the unbroken
chain of data that now spans two thirds of a
Rocks has a unique international significance due
to its location within 5 nautical miles of the
US/Canada border and at the gateway to the Salish
much of what we have accomplished at Race Rocks
has been made possible by the generous support of
our Sponsors and Donors
and the early partnership with essential
creative funding formula
If you share our enthusiasm, lets work together to
ensure that Race Rocks continues to receive proper
protection, remains a broad based community
initiative and reaches its full technical and
educational potential. We have established an
endowment fund to ensure sustainability for the
Race Rocks Program.
make your cheque payable to Pearson College and
mail it to Race Rocks c/o 650 Pearson College
Drive, Victoria BC, V9C 4H7 or contact Chris
Blondeau, Pearson College Manager of
Operations for RaceRocks.
also welcome Visa or Mastercard donations.
to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and tell
them you support Race Rocks and encourage them to
continue to do so too!
to BC Parks and tell them you support Race Rocks
and encourage them to do more.
your friends to do support our efforts to ensure
the continued public access of Race Rocks through
the racerocks.com website.