Reply To: Are You Engaged? Conservation and SKABC

Roxanne Rousseau

Hello To All Including John, Shirley, Virginia, Jonathan, Nick, Rob, Reed, Simon and Linda:

Just wanted to share with you some of the partnerships that could help lead us to a meaningful effort around conservation. I have a table reserved at Zawa’s for the 26th of January and am really looking forward to hosting the night! Please consider the following:

1. BC Cetacean Sighting Network   – learn about new App for reporting sightings of Cetaceans while kayaking; learn about new App for reporting animals in distress while kayaking; Sharing map with recent sightings from kayakers;

2. Possible Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Opportunities;

3. Vancouver Aquarium (who by the way are very much involved with items 1 and 2 above) and the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup – visit http://www.shorelinecleanup.<wbr />ca/ ; Received some great resources that could help us pull this off  – perhaps in Howe Sound. Also opportunities to assist with tsunami debris cleanup;

4. Birdwatching/counting off shore for Bird Studies Canada and Coastal Waterways – possible partnerships in Boundary Bay; Possible partnership with Nature Vancouver;

5. BC Marine Trails Network Association – stewardship opportunities in the form of site condition reports (SCR’s) and / or site condition field report; plan some trips to the Howe Sound Marine Trail’s campsites;

6. Received email from John and Tom in Alaska regarding the Island Trails Network Volunteer Application Shuyak Island Community Marine Debris Removal. Great opportunity to travel and help our American friends up north.

These are just a few ideas for us to share on Tuesday! See you all very soon,

Your host,

Roxanne Rousseau