BCMT Looking for Volunteers for Gerald Island

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    Cynthia Kennedy
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    In case you missed the post the first time,  the BC Marine Trails has a unique volunteer opportunity.

    Gerald Island Volunteer Registration Open
    April 11 @ 8:00 am – April 14 @ 5:00 pm

    On the BC Marine Trails WEBSITE Gerald Island Volunteer Registration form is now open for April 11 – 14, 2024.

    Gerald Island Invasive species removal has been ongoing for five years and once again the BC Marine Trails completed two invasive species removal cleanups in 2023.

    Join us in the fight against invasive species! BC Marine Trails looks for passionate volunteers to help us remove English ivy on Gerald Island . Together, we can protect the island’s biodiversity and ensure a healthy environment for generations to come.

    This is an ongoing project that we are excited to be working on in partnership with BC Parks. By volunteering with us on this project, you will be contributing to a larger effort to control and prevent the spread of invasive species in our parks and natural areas. This is an important initiative that will have a positive impact on the health and diversity of our ecosystem, and we are grateful for the support of our volunteers in this effort. Let’s work together to make a lasting difference on Gerald Island and beyond!

    Gerald Island Park, an island located near Nanoose Bay, was established as the result of a private land acquisition.

    The park is a good example of the rocky coastal bluff ecosystem rarely found undisturbed in the Coastal Douglas-fir biogeoclimatic zone in the southern Strait of Georgia. Northern and California sea-lions, bald eagles and various bird and marine species are found in the park.

    No camping is usually allowed on Gerald Island.  I believe this BCMT conservation has an exception and you can stay on the island.

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