Herring spawn 2019: a time of anticipation, a time of mourning

by Barbara Mills The local Pacific herring spawn is an amazing, almost spiritual event.  It is one of the great migrations left on earth and reminds us of the amazing cycle of nature at its best.  Millions of herring arrive, accompanied by the array of creatures of air and sea that they serve to…


Why we clean up the beaches

Sussan Thompson explores an island's commitment to protecting and restoring its ocean environment. Her video examines the philosophies and principles behind the sheer hard work of the annual beach cleanup, which pulls 6 tons of mostly plastic waste and debris off Denman Island's shores. Yes, every…


End the herring roe fishery: 60,000 signatures and counting

News from Conservancy Hornby Island FEB 22, 2019 — Thanks to you and over 60,000 concerned people signing our petition to stop the industrial herring fishery that will be happening within a couple of weeks in the Salish Sea, the media have been paying attention. MP Gord Johns has added his voice in…


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Please Don't Wreck the Wrack

Please don't wreck the wrack by Edina Johnston Seaweeds are crucial for a healthy environment and even when washed up on the shore, the “wrack” provides an important ecological link between the land and sea. Wrack provides food and shelter for a variety of beach inhabitants and even protects forage…