Watch: Seaspan helps build habitats for Western Purple Martins in Squamish

July 19, 2023

At Seaspan, our core value of care extends beyond our day-to-day work. Outside of the workplace, our colleagues are equally committed to showing care for their neighbours, communities and the environment.

John Buchanan, a shipfitter at Vancouver Shipyards and a member of the Squamish Environment Society, recently took it upon himself to design and build custom nest boxes for the Western Purple Martins who call the Squamish Estuary home.

Watch the video below to hear from John as he describes the importance of these nest boxes to the Western Purple Martin population, his process for fabricating them, and how Seaspan became involved in helping to bring this project to fruition.