Lululemon founder Chip Wilson, household pledge $4 million to protect B.C. islands

Lululemon founder Chip Wilson, family pledge $4 million to preserve B.C. islands

2021-06-30 06:52:47

VANCOUVER – The BC Parks Basis says a non-public donation has allowed the acquisition of threatened Coastal Douglas fir ecosystems within the Strait of Georgia.

The world consists of all of Saturnina Island and a few half-square-kilometre waterfront parcel on Lasqueti Island.

The inspiration says in a information launch that the delicate islands are all a part of the Coastal Douglas fir ecosystem.


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It says most of those ecosystems are in danger, as are the species that stay there.

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The inspiration says with 80 per cent of Coastal Douglas fir ecosystems held privately in B.C., defending land because it turns into out there in the marketplace is essential to preservation.

The $4-million donation for the acquisition is a present from the Wilson 5 Basis, which is the household basis of Lululemon Athletica founder Chip Wilson and his spouse Shannon, who was a lead designer on the firm.


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“We’re thrilled that the Wilson household is collaborating in our fast-growing motion to maintain Canada’s Pacific coast lovely,” says Andrew Day, CEO of the BC Parks Basis.

Chip Wilson stated some locations on the West Coast are “just about untouched” and the household desires to verify they continue to be that means “ceaselessly.”

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The announcement additionally makes public for the primary time the Wilsons’ nameless matching donation that was used as a catalyst for the inspiration’s latest crowdfunding buy and safety of West Ballenas Island.

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Shannon Wilson hopes extra non-public donors step as much as shield such areas.

“With the rising world concern of local weather change and species loss, we need to ensure that individuals who share these pursuits and people issues have the flexibility to take part in defending these actually numerous lands.”

Saturnina, West Ballenas and Lasqueti islands are situated off the east coast of Vancouver Island within the Salish Sea.




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