February 2, 2019

The Mission Environmental Stewardship Society is very excited to announce the launch of its new Instagram account, @MissionMESS!! In keeping with the Society's re-branding efforts, the new Instagram page will highlight the beautiful places volunteers work and celebrate...

July 24, 2018

Throughout each year we work with hundreds of volunteers to clear thousands of pounds of littered waste from Mission's streets and waterways. Each clean-up starts very much the same way: volunteers begin arriving, the coffee starts flowing, and we start discussing the...

June 11, 2018

Each year, non-profits in Mission, BC combine efforts to clear litter that accumulates over the winter during our annual Spring Clean-up Fundraiser. This event is hosted by the Mission Environmental Stewardship Society who, with the financial assistance of the District...

April 4, 2018

We are so fortunate to live in our beautiful town of Mission.  But living in such a beautiful place means that we have the responsibility of keeping it as such.  One way we can do this is to stop waste from getting into our nearby water systems such as creeks, lakes, a...

March 15, 2018

It’s mid-afternoon and I’m standing in the woods at Rolley Lake, holding my portable field recorder. Every bump of my hand will be recorded as a loud creak, so I stand as still as possible. I hear a bird call I don’t recognize, reverberating through wet leaves. The Sco...

March 10, 2018

As we close another successful program year, we welcome the start of a new one with new goals, a new location, and new board members. MESS (formerly Mission Adopt-a-Block), has made tremendous strides over the years and endeavours to continue working hard alongside vol...

February 15, 2018

Illegal Dumping has become a routine concern for Mission residents; the issue visibly growing over the years along with our population, and not only in our rural ditches and brownfields, but in urban streets and green spaces. The overwhelming majority is household and...