June 14th – 23, 2016 NORTH BROOKS 2016 TSUNAMI CLEANUP EVENT!

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    Roxanne Rousseau
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    Dear SKABC Members,

    ANNOUNCING: NORTH BROOKS 2016 TSUNAMI CLEANUP EVENT!  June 14 to 23, 2016.

    Do you have some experience paddling the Vancouver Island west coast waters?

    BC Marine Trails Network Association (of which SKABC is part of) has this year, targeted the North Brooks area, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. We are seeking 18 volunteers with West Coast water experience to help clean our beaches of Japanese tsunami debris and other debris that has washed ashore. Volunteers will have food cost covered at $12 per day; vehicle fuel will be covered at $0.25 per kilometre; vehicles must transport two kayaks and paddlers to qualify for fuel expenses.  It is suggested that the use of vehicles with high clearance is needed as you will be making way through approximately 80km of logging roads from Port Alice. Our focus for the Tsunami Shoreline cleanup will be as follows:

    Side Bay Launch: Lawn Point and 2 beaches at Newton Entrance,

    Klaskino launch: 2 beaches at Heater Point

    Klashkish launch: 2 beaches at Crabapple Islets; we will gather debris on each of the beaches.

    We will have 3 teams of 4 to 6 volunteers.

    These cleanups are a lot of work, but they are also great fun, exciting, and team and friendship-building.

    Please follow this link to view a snippet of last year’s effort: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh-kPVOwVgo

    Funding for this cleanup is provided by the Vancouver Aquarium Tsunami Debris Management Program, which is made possible by the generous contribution from the Government of Japan and its people and supported by the Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Environment and the Government of Canada.

    To volunteer please contact:

    Jeff Follis at Jeff@bcmarinetrails.org

    Submitted by Roxanne Rousseau, Conservation Chair, SKABC

     

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