Join us at Ross Bay, Victoria, Saturday August 24th, 11am to 1pm.
From a young age, I was always drawn to the water. To me, it was more than just an essential resource, but a source of joy as I investigated intertidal zones and played in the waves. As time has passed, I found myself more concerned about protecting and conserving this resource from pollutants such as oil spills and marine leakage, overexploitation of fisheries, and harm caused by ship traffic and noise pollution. I found myself feeling hopeless that, even though I felt so passionate about these issues, I personally couldn’t do much to help this cause.
However, I’ve realized that the small incremental things in our daily lives can make a big difference in the conservation of the marine ecosystem. For example, reducing consumption of fish species that are threatened or endangered such as Chinook salmon, and reducing our reliance on single-use plastic which in turn may end up either in a landfill or in the aquatic environment.
This summer, working on community outreach with Raincoast, I wanted to continue to link these aspects of the joy of being in nature with the chance to contribute to its welfare. This is why we have partnered up with Surfrider Vancouver Island to host a beach clean up! It promises to be a simple and fun day to get outside with the whole family and not only help protect the marine environment and intertidal zone of our coast, but also learn about conservation and environmental sustainability too!
There will be a number of draw prizes, as well as light snacks provided.
Saturday, August 24th, from 11-1pm
Ross Bay (Across from Ross Bay Cemetery).
What to bring
Bring your friends and family for a fun-filled afternoon. Dress accordingly and wear sunscreen as this is an outdoor event. Gloves and buckets will be provided.
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