Orchid Species Preservation Foundation

Registered Name: Orchid Species Preservation Foundation

Business Number: 892312463RR0001

We are a non-profit, registered charitable foundation run by passionate orchid loving volunteers!

Vision Statement:

“To maintain a center of excellence for the delivery of orchid education, research, propagation, conservation and environmental protection of nature's rare and endangered orchids”

With the following sets of objectives:

Conservation:

  • Conserve and protect rare and endangered species orchids from extinction;
  • Develop a species orchid seed bank to ensure availability for future generations;
  • Support and fund orchid conservation organizations, institutions, research and projects;
  • Encourage ethical and environmentally-friendly cultivation of orchid species; and
  • Legally acquire rare and endangered orchid species to advance our collection.

Education/Training:

  • Educate the public about environmental issues and raise awareness about the adaptations and conditions necessary for the survival of species orchids in their natural environments;
  • Provide educational resources for the public, youth groups and schools with presentations, online courses and hands-on experiences with our unique orchid collection;
  • Develop training materials for delivery  to our members, volunteers and the public.

Community Involvement:

  • Further our partnership with the Muttart Conservatory and the City of Edmonton;
  • Develop community partnerships with like-minded organizations and institutions;
  • Produce a variety of media to inform, promote and educate our volunteers, members, supporters, donors and the general public of our activities and accomplishments; and
  • Pursue fund development projects, events and donations which enable OSPF to develop and our goals and objectives.

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