Purpose of the Society
The Conservancy Hornby Island (CHI) is a volunteer organization formed to preserve and foster stewardship of the human and natural environment of Hornby and adjacent waters . A Constitution and By-laws provide the purpose and guidance to a Board of Director responsible for the ongoing management of programs
The purpose established in 1991 is as follows:
- To preserve and foster stewardship of the human and natural environment of Hornby and adjacent waters
- To promote human tenure on the Earth in ways compatible with its nature
- To encourage and undertake activities directed toward creating and maintaining compatible, sustainable, mutually beneficial interaction between the community and its members, and the natural environment
- To encourage and undertake public education and individual community participation in resource and land use management activities which favor the purposes of the Society.
- To encourage and undertake the establishment of wilderness and other natural habitat preserves for the benefit of this and future generations
- To facilitate or initiate research programs involving local citizens and qualified persons on important issues relevant to the purpose of the Society
- To raise money and acquire funds and other assistance, and to own, acquire and to take by purchase, donation, devise, or otherwise, land or personal property: and to expend, sell, exchange, lease, let, improve or develop same for the purposes of the Society
- To do everything incidental and necessary to promote and attain the purposes of the Society and to periodically reassess these purposes
The CHI Board meets regularly at 7:30 on Tuesday nights at the Hornby/Denman Health Care Building on Hornby Island. Board meetings are open to members .
An annual membership in CHI cost $10. Presently we have a large membership and we also rely on grants and tax deductible donations to maintain our programs. We are also members /support a number conservancy affiliations.
The Land Trust of B.C.
The Land Trust Alliance
Georgia Strait Alliance
Islands Trust Fund
West Coast Environmental Law