Sign up for SWCC’s Email Newsletter
Interested in signing up for our e-newsletter? Awesome! This was we can keep you up to date on our kick-ass campaigns, projects, activities and events.
We will add you to our mailing list and you will receive an e-newsletter every couple of months letting you know what's happening in the watershed as well as any big event or campaign alerts.
Sign up now!
Your interest and support for a sustainable Skeena Watershed will keep our rivers thriving for generations to come!
If you would like to become a SWCC supporter it is now easy peasy to donate to us online. Learn more by clicking checking out our donation page HERE!
Volunteer with SWCC
Do you have mad skills? We Want You!
There is always so much going on at SWCC and we are always looking for volunteers to lend a hand. However, volunteering at SWCC is about you too. Our goal is that our volunteers have fun working with us and get something valuable out of the experience too. Deciding where you want to put your time and energy is the first step to an ass kicking SWCC volunteer experience!
SWCC has tons of awesome opportunities for volunteers including:
- Youth on Water and Women on Water programs
- Events and Fundraising
- Expedition and Fieldwork
If you have other skills you are able to provide on a voluntary basis, or ideas about an event or something that you think needs to happen in our communities – let us know!
Sign up to volunteer with us!
Meet our Volunteer Co-ordinator: Dana Hibbard
Dana Hibbard is our wonderful Events & Volunteer Coordinator. Dana will not only be working hard to bring to you more kickass events and activities this year, she is also going to be looking after all you lovely volunteers.
“My first experience with SWCC was as a volunteer. Whether it was a film night, a fundraising dance or River day, I always found it was so much fun to be involved. Here at SWCC we are at the cutting edge of making things happen and standing up for the place we love. You can be a part of this exciting organization in so many ways. You, the volunteer, are the life of SWCC and we want you to feel like a part of our team. Call me to chat about the many ways we utilize and appreciate our volunteers. I can't wait to meet you!" - Dana
Dana is here to help you help us!
Give Dana a call: (250)842-2494
Email Dana: email@example.com
Drop by and visit Dana at SWCC office in Hazelton
Become a Member
Become a member of Northwest B.C.'s most dynamic, ass-kicking conservation coalition!
The Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition is proud to be a grass-roots organization.
The strength and success of SWCC has always come from our diverse membership and supporters. It's because of people like YOU that we GOT THE SHELL OUT!
Check out this awesome video: "3-minute recipe to kick the world’s largest oil company out of your watershed", to see how so many small voices made such a huge difference in our Sacred Headwaters Campaign.
If you are not a member of SWCC, here are just five reasons why you should sign up!
1. We only ask for a minimum $20 donation (OR you can volunteer as in-kind payment).
2. You get to stand proud knowing that you are helping to keep our grassroots conservation efforts alive and ass-kicking!
3. We will make sure you are kept up to date on all our activities, campaigns and special events via our e-newsletter.
4. Our members get a beautiful annual newsletter as well as a funky Xmas mailout. Want proof that the mailout is rad? Check out the 2012 SWCC Xmas Banner HERE!
5. Best of all. As members you get to keep us on our toes! Feel free to contact us any time!
If you are already a member (you're the best!), and are looking to renew your membership (even better!), then you already know how cool being a member is. So all you have to do is click below to renew your membership!
Thank you from the SWCC Crew!
Make a Donation
The Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition (SWCC) is a grassroots organization staffed by passionate individuals and supported by our local communities, members and volunteers. Actually – SWCC is YOU!
We’re a hardworking crew with big aspirations and your donation — no matter the size — will help us achieve our goals of educating our community, protecting our watershed and supporting good development projects.
There are two keys ways you can give to SWCC and support our work. The first step is deciding what work you’d like to support.
Donate directly to SWCC's awesome grassroots work:
Are you interested in supporting SWCC’s grassroots conservation activities? Are you not concerned about a tax deduction? Great! When you support SWCC’s non-charitable activities, you are not eligible for a tax refund. However, this direct support is extremely important to us.
This funding will help us to carry out our conservation campaigns and advocacy work, such as our latest Sacred Headwaters Campaign, where we helped to get Shell out of the Sacred Headwaters and ensure permanent protection.
Your support will help pay our dedicated staff, train and support our volunteers and much more! Basically, direct donations keep us afloat and allow us to successfully fulfill our mandate and continue to do the work we do up here in the Skeena Watershed.
You can donate to our non charitable activities online here. It's easy peasy!
You can also give us a call us 250-842-2494 and we'll process the payment for you, OR you can mail us a cheque directly, payable to: Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition, PO Box 70, Hazelton, BC, V0J 1Y0, Canada
Make a donation to the Skeena Watershed Fund at Tides Canada
If you like the looks of our awesome charitable programs such as Youth on Water, Women on Water, school education programs, science & research and would like to contribute to the ongoing success of these activities, please donate to the Skeena Watershed Fund at Tides Canada Foundation.
We use these funds to collaborate with various charitable organizations and support charitable work that advances our mission to cultivate a sustainable future from a sustainable environment rooted in culture and a wild salmon ecosystem.
Canadian donors supporting this charitable work are eligible for a charitable tax receipt issued by Tides Canada Foundation. Please contact us directly if you are a US donor
Have a question about donating to SWCC? We'd love to hear from you! Give us a call: (250) 842-2494 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Join SWCC’s Monthly Supporter Program!
Want to an SWCC Monthly Supporter? You have two awesome choices!
If you are a huge fan of the Sacred headwaters and want to support education, research and community building activities becoming a Monthly Supporter Program is a great option.
Become a monthly supporter with a minimum of $10 per month and invest directly into building the Sacred Headwaters community and educating our youth!
Option 1: Direct monthly donation to SWCC
Would you like to become an SWCC Monthly supporter and donate directly to SWCC each month to help us with our non-charitable campaigns and activities?
Are you not fussed about receiving a tax reciept for your donations? Great! This options is for you.
Direct donations are non-charitable, this means we can't give you a tax rebate, however, these donations are incredibly important to us. They help us fulfil our madate and stay afloat! To set up a recurring donation simply click the button below and select 'recurring donation' on the online form, or give us a call at the office: 250 842 2494 and we'll get it all set up for you!
Option Two: Sign up for a monthly Donation to our Tides Canada Skeena Watershed Fund
To become a SWCC Monthly Supporter and support our Charitable programs such as Youth On Water (YOW!) and other community outreach work, simply click the 'Become an SWCC monthly supporter' button BELOW. Fill in your details to donate to our Skeena Watershed Fund at Tides Canada Foundation.
The purpose of the fund is to support charitable progrms such as education, research and community building activities in the Skeena Watershed. All U.S and Canadian donations to this fund are eligibe for tax reciepts.
Our Youth On Water Program: Your monthly donation will help us to foster a conservation ethic in the leaders of tomorrow
Here at SWCC we are extremely proud of the Youth On Water (YOW!) Program. What began in 2009 as a small project with six youth in Hazelton, has become a extremely successful regional outdoor recreation program.
Today YOW! has over 100 participants from six communities and is empowering regional youth through on-the-water activities that connect them with local rivers, a sense of adventure, environmental awareness and technical raft guide training.
The YOW! program is free to participants because of the generosity and passion of our community. Your monthly donation makes all the difference. SWCC's goal is that eventually our entire Youth On Water Program can be run in collaboration with Tides Canada Initiatives solely through our monthly supporters. The future is YOW!
A Sustainable Sacred Headwaters: Your monthly donation will help us carry out reserach, education and outreach activities
SWCC's goal is to ensure that our watershed remains intact and any development occurs in a sustainable manner that protects natural and cultural resources and support our communities, now and in the future. Help us to make a difference by supporting our research, education and outreach programs.
SWCC's community building work includes:
- Education and outreach programs empower our community with the knowledge and inspiration to build a more sustainable future around our healthy rivers.
- Expeditions get people of all ages out on the land to connect them with their watershed and infuse their lives with the sense of place that is the foundation to our regional art and culture
- Developing tourism and sustainable livelihoods in the watershed presents such as trail building and resource management, fishing and hunting guiding and cabin building.
- Research projects are collaborative in naturewith a baseline inventory focus on wild salmon enumeration and habitat, water quality and cultural heritage resources in remote headwaters ecosystems