Aerial photo of the annual herring spawn at the North End of Denman Island.
Photo by Hal Schulz.
Comox Valley Nature is pleased to host a public lecture by Dorrie Woodward and Barbara Mills from the Association for Denman Island Marine Stewards (ADIMS). They will present ADIMS many efforts to advocate for, and protect the vital marine ecosystem surrounding Denman Island. The lecture is on Sunday January 19, 2020 and will start after introductions at 7:00pm in the Rotary Room of the Filberg Seniors Centre 411 Anderton Ave, Courtenay.
Since 50% of all oxygen that we breathe comes from the Ocean, protecting the marine environment is an important aspect of addressing the climate crisis. Baynes Sound and Lambert Channel comprise an ecosystem that is essential to the survival of the Pacific Food Web. Working to decrease the impacts of human activities and support its ecological resiliency is a complex task. Through photos and video, Dorrie and Barb will provide unique insight into the importance of these waters, and the factors that threaten them. They will also share the many initiatives that the Denman Island Marine Stewards (ADIMS) have embarked upon to advocate for this irreplaceable marine ecosystem.
Barb and Dorrie are on the board of directors for ADIMS and full-time residents of Denman Island. They have worked with islanders, scientists, politicians, First Nations, and government in order to shed a light on the importance and fragility of this marine ecosystem. Through petitions, articles, Power Points, and advocacy of to government panels, they have slowly influenced awareness and change.
This is an excellent opportunity for the public to learn more about efforts to protect a valuable marine ecosystem.