Current Activities




2023 Current Activities

  • March 24, 2023: Homes for Wildlife Workshop  The Sargeant Bay Society is joining the Halfmoon Bay Environmental Society and the Halfmoon Bay Community Association to subsidize the building of nest-boxes for the upcoming spring nesting season for our local birds/bats/pollinator populations. Children from Halfmoon Bay will have the cost of their nest box subsidized by 50% until the SBS/HBCoA/HBES donations are used up, so first come first served.
    Come to Cooper’s Green on Sunday 26th March between 10 am and 2 pm and build your own nest boxes.  For further information please click on the link below.

Homes for Wildlife Workshops March 2023 (1)

  • March 11, 2023:  Berm Cleanup  Come join us this Saturday, starting at 9:00 am, as we clean up the upper berm at Sargeant Bay Provincial Park.  Each year volunteers of the Sargeant Bay Society get together to clear extra brush and debris to improve trail access on the berm and help provide better vantage points to Colvin Lake.  Many hands make light work so please stop by! 


Recent Activities (2019-2022)

  • SBS Yellow Flag project
  • July 16, 2022 0900 Hours:  Call for Volunteers to assist with a major invasive species response in the Sargeant Bay wetland.  The Sargeant Bay Society is planning a volunteer-led control program that initially involves the removal of all seed pods of the highly invasive Yellow Flag Iris.  For more information please see below.  If interested in helping, please contact Rand Rudland at
  • July 16, 2022 at noon: Plan a family day at the Park!  The Annual Intertidal Exploration Event will be held at Sargeant Bay from 12-3 pm, where we will observe and document marine life in the intertidal zone of Sargeant Bay.
  • July 17, 2022:  drop by our booth at the Halfmoon Bay Country Fair held at Coopers Green.  We’ll be there all afternoon and have lots of information on hand!
  • September, 2021: Berm Cleanup Fourteen members of the Sargeant Bay Society and the Sargeant Bay Streamkeepers got together on Sept 28th for the annual Sargeant Bay Provincial Park berm cleanup. Each year volunteers clear extra brush and debris from the upper berm. This helps to provide better viewing for the public of Colvin Lake, improves trail access on the berm and allows upkeep of the fish ladder as the coho and chum salmon begin to return in the fall.
  • June, 2021: Sargeant Bay Society AGM Our Annual General Meeting was held via zoom on June 9, 2021. Achievements over the past year, along with current initiatives and priorities were highlighted. Elise Rudland, a long term and key member of the board formally stepped down. Elise was thanked for her many years of dedication towards the preservation and improvement of Sargeant Bay and its surrounding natural habitats.
  • March, 2020: Temporary Suspension of Group Educational Activities Due to COVID-19, scheduled group educational activities presented by the Sargeant Bay Society were suspended from March, 2020 until September, 2021.
  • July, 2019: Butterflies of the Sunshine Coast Brochure Have you ever spotted a butterfly you wanted to learn more about? Rand Rudland and Tony Greenfield have created a beautiful brochure (complete with colour photos) highlighting 37 different butterflies found on the Sunshine Coast. The brochure is free to SBS members; or for non-members, is available for purchase at Tailwind Books in Sechelt, the Iris Griffith Interpretive Centre and the Earth Fair Store in Madeira Park.
  • July 7, 2019: Marine Life at Sargeant Bay We spent a great afternoon with Lee-Ann Ennis and naturalists from the Sargeant Bay Society and the Iris Griffith Centre who observed and documented marine life in the intertidal zone of Sargeant Bay. Saltwater aquaria were set up to display specimens. Please join us next July as this is always a great annual event for the whole family!
  • June 8, 2019 at 9:00 pm: Bat Monitoring  A number of enthusiasts joined us at Sargeant Bay Park just before sunset on June 8th to learn more about our local bats. The annual BC Bat Count took place from July 11 – August 5th. Did you participate?! Mark your calendars for next year!
  • May 19, 2019: Birding on the Berm  Tony Greenfield led an enthusiastic group on this annual welcome to spring event.
  • May 11, 2019: Botany Hike  Local botany expert Kye Goodwin explored the unique plant life around Sargeant Bay. This two hour walk was well attended and is always informative.
  • May 2, 2019: Sargeant Bay Society AGM   Our annual general meeting was held at Cooper’s Green where we learned about all the great work that occurred over the past year. A number of new activities will take place in the coming year. Stay tuned for updates!
  • April 27, 2019: Annual Beach Clean Up  The annual beach clean up was held the afternoon of April 27th. The morning was spent doing some annual maintenance to the park as we ready it for summer visitors (clipping back overgrown shrubs and bushes; ensuring easy accessibility to the park’s trails etc.).
  • Winter, 2018: Streamkeepers Salmon Spawning Count   A number of Sargeant Bay members completed the Stream Keepers Course in late September, 2018. This was followed by a committed group of volunteers organizing a daily salmon monitoring schedule over the fall and early winter of the lagoon, the fish ladder and Colvin Creek to record any sightings of returning salmon.
  • New Educational Signage in Smuggler Cove Prov. Park  Thanks to a cooperative project between the the Ruby Lake Lagoon Society and the SBS, new educational signage has been installed in various parts of Smuggler Cove Provincial Park, including the Flora, the Songbirds and the Ferns of Smuggler Cove. A portion of the funds will also provide additional signage for the Triangle Loop Trail in Sargeant Bay Prov. Park.
Enthusiasts at Previous Botany and Birding Hikes