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Gabriola Island Oceans Day 2014 Descanso Bay Regional Park, Gabriola Island, Sunday, June 8 from 11 am to 3 pm.


Together we have the power to protect the ocean!

World Oceans Day is held every June 8th around the planet. This year’s global theme is “Support Clean Energy for Ocean Health”. Be part of a movement in shifting to clean, renewable power by supporting clean energy projects and reducing our carbon footprint!


Here on Gabriola, we’ll be celebrating Oceans Day Sunday, June 8 between 11am to 3pm at Descanso Bay Regional Park with a particular focus on critical fish habitats, the importance of beach spawning forage fish and of healthy fish bearing streams.


The scheduled activities for the day include:

11am – 12 noon: Forage Fish Walk & Talk with Ramona de Graf

12:30 – 1:30 pm: Divers and Sealife viewing

1:30 – 2:30: Streamkeepers Tour  with Gabriola Streamkeepers


To keep you further entertained and learning about our marine environment, visit the various information and display tables featuring:

-       Save Our Shores “Take the Helm” Game: steer a "supertanker" marble down a stormy Douglas Channel without crashing or sinking ;

-       L’il Gabe:kid sized boat to steer and play on – Gabriola Power & Sail Squadron

-       BeachQuest: Discovering Gabriola's Marine Life– Gabriola Historical & Museum Society

-       GROWLS marine puppets

-       Help the Kelp:citizen science project mapping and replanting bull kelp beds around Gabriola

-       Team WaterSmart:Regional District of Nanaimo - Drinking Water and Watershed Protection Program

-       Gabriola’s Clean Energy Initiatives –Sustainable Gabriola

-       Kids Games& crafts hosted by Gabriola Recreation Society

-       74-million year old marine fossils –brought to you by Nick Doe

-       Eelgrass mapping with Gabriola’s eelgrass stewards.

-       And more!


Bring a PICNIC to the park. Connect with your family, friends, community and the entire planet on World Oceans Day to celebrate the ocean.

Watch for details for GERTIE Community Bus Service on Oceans Day.

 For more information: Descanso Bay Regional Park 250-247-8255


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