Support Us

Help Support the Scout Island Nature Centre

Do you know that donations from our members and the public fund a significant proportion of our work? We’ve just made it easier to support Scout Island Nature Centre in your year-end (or any time) giving. We’ve added a Donate button to our website right on this page. You’ll still get a tax-deductible receipt for the amount that Paypal forwards to us after they deduct their fee. 
If your donation is a gift to someone else, we’ll send you an original card that you can use to announce your gift. AND we’ll give you a little thank you too … your choice of a wooden chickadee ornament or a hand-crafted wooden shoe-horn if the gift donation is over $50. Just e-mail with your instructions.

Remember to spend some time in Nature, the greatest gift of all.

Call 398 8532 or e-mail.


Support the Nature Centre

The elected executive of the WLFN is the volunteer administrative body for the operation of Scout Island Nature Centre.
Funding is used to:

  • employ staff, including the coordinator, educators, teacher naturalists, preschool teachers, bookkeeper and janitor
  • carry out repairs or improvements to the Nature House and Nature Centre area and
  • purchase educational services and supplies.

Funds have come from public fund-raising appeals, annual Nature Centre banquets, fee-for-service from the City of Williams Lake, grants from provincial and federal agencies, grants from foundations, donations from local businesses, and a donation box at the Nature House.

2018 Scout Island Nature Centre Partners

  • British Columbia Minister of Environment-Air Quality
  • Cariboo Regional District and City of Williams Lake – Central Cariboo Recreation and Leisure Services Function
  • Cariboo Foundation-Jean Waite
  • City of Williams Lake –General Funding
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Province of British Columbia-Gaming
  • Service Centre Canada (Summer Job Program)
  • School District 27
  • Williams Lake Field Naturalists

2018 Scout Island Nature Centre Supporters

  • Cariboo Foundation-Anonymous donor
  • Cariboo Regional District and City of Williams Lake, through the Central Cariboo Arts & Culture Society
  • Lake City Secondary PAC
  • Pacific Salmon Foundation
  • The Nature Trust of British Columbia
  • Williams Lake Lions Club
  • First Nations Education Committee
  • Red Cross Small Business Wildfire Relief Funds
  • Laidlaw Foundation
  • Williams Lake Community Forest

And the many other individual community members and businesses who donated their time, funding, and ideas. Scout Island Nature Centre could not continue to offer the natural history programs, the tonic of wilderness to our community or the protected space for wildlife in our urban setting without their support.

group-at-wheelbarrow-350You Can Help!

Donate Funds or Materials (charitable receipts will be issued for each donation). Donation form.

Donate Time – Volunteering is Rewarding. There is a range of volunteer opportunities including:

nature interpretation,
restoration with native plants,
trail construction,
removal of invasive plants,
research, development of booklets and displays (art work always needed),
helping with (or leading) children and family programs and being an interpreter at the nature house.

For most volunteer positions, an interest in natural history and a love of the outdoors is all that is required, but we are also happy to train you if you want to be more of an expert.

Scout Island Nature Centre / Williams Lake Field Naturalists is a registered charitable organization that needs your involvement to continue to offer a nature sanctuary for all to enjoy and learn from.

Contact Us

1305 A Borland Road
Williams Lake BC
V2G 5K5
250 398 8532

For more information about this season’s programs or to book a program call or e-mail

Scout Island Map