When: June 14, 2017 until June 18, 2017
A cleanup and culling of invasive plants trip is planned for several small islands in the Winchelsea Islands group with access out of Nanoose Bay or Lantzville. The event will be kayak-based, camping at a location tba. The materials collected will likely be bagged and removed by another vessel. Ferry fares will be reimbursed. Register on the BCMTNA website www.bcmarinetrails.org
Max 12 competent paddlers. BCMTNA members will have priority on this event, which is already almost full!
We are working towards making some of these islands official Marine Trails camping sites. We expect to find some accumulations of debris as well as inappropriate fire rings in the bush, etc. On Gerald I, a new Provincial Park, there are areas where native vegetation including rare Coastal Wood Fern have been smothered by invasive English Ivy, an exotic plant. Parks want this removed and we plan to oblige. The cleanup is a solid demonstration of the commitment of paddlers to having beautiful clean sites on which to stay while touring. The more that we support this kind of event, the more likely it is that we will be successful in securing even more wonderful sites. It is up to we paddlers…. There is a training component to this trip, too, and it is also rumored that it could be a heap of fun…! If the trip shows as being already full, please contact Nick Heath for maybe filling some other supporting roles at this same time.
See more at www.bcmarinetrails.org
Nanoose Bay, BC