At EDI, our passion for excellence, collaboration, and community shines through in everything we do. Recently, EDI team members volunteered to conduct a weekend environmental inventory of a former golf course that is now the program home base for Power To Be, a non-profit organization that empowers people to explore their limitless abilities through inclusive adventures rooted in nature. The organization believes finances shouldn’t prevent anyone from accessing nature, and it works to remove cognitive, physical, and social barriers to the outdoors, supporting participants to explore who they are and what they are capable of with the support of staff, volunteers, and each other.
The environmental inventory effort was focused on understanding the features of the site to help Power To Be plan their built environment to avoid sensitive environmental features and create educational opportunities from the unique features on the beautiful 78-acre site in Saanich, just outside Victoria, British Columbia.
The EDI team included ten professional biologists and planners with specialties in wildlife, aquatics, vegetation, soils, planning, as well as many of their spouses, kids, and a dog. Once the field-based findings are compiled, mapping produced, and report written, the results will be presented to the Power To Be team to support their site planning efforts.
About EDI: Our team at EDI Environmental Dynamics Inc. (EDI) is filled with people who love the outdoors, have oriented their careers to working with the biophysical world, and recognize the healing value of nature. We are a team of 80 terrestrial and aquatic biologists, project managers, planners, and community collaborators spread across eight offices in western and northern Canada. Our role is often to support sound project and site planning and reduce potential negative effects of a proposed development, while maximizing the positive. The company, founded in Prince George 23 years ago, has been successfully providing environmental services to the private sector; various levels of government, including Indigenous governments since we began.