Susan Bloom’s renowned support of conservation causes is continuing after her death.
The Islands Trust Conservancy (ITC) announced Wednesday that it has received $100,000 through the estate of long-time Salt Spring resident Bloom in support of its continued conservation efforts.
“[Bloom] was genuinely committed to the protection of wildlife, their habitats, and the protection of ancient forests and oceans, and is perhaps most well known for her donation and work to protect Clayoquot Island near Tofino with the Nature Conservancy of Canada,” states an ITC press release.
ITC was selected by Bloom’s estate trustees in her memory in recognition of the conservancy’s efforts to preserve the area’s natural heritage.
Bloom passed away in December 2021.
“I feel sad that Susan Bloom, the epitome of quiet philanthropy, has passed away; and at the same moment, happy to discover that her legacy included Islands Trust Conservancy,” said Carla Funk, the ITC’s fund development specialist. “We are honoured to be entrusted with her bequest. Careful consideration will be made to ensure that use of these funds is in keeping with her lifelong passion for conservation on the islands.”
“Susan believed strongly in grassroots organizing and worked to help small groups of passionate people do extraordinary things,” said friend and estate trustee Janet Theunisz.