2019 Beach Cleanup Sept. 21 - 28

ADIMS 15th Annual Denman Island Community Beach Cleanup September 21 to 28, 2019 The Drop Off and Sorting Event will be Saturday, September 28, at the Old School Recycling area, 9.30 am - 1 pm.  There will be a hot lunch for volunteers. Our community goal is to clean every shoreline on Denman…


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…


A Zero-Waste Canada

CREATE YOUR CANADA: Opposition bill to protect environment tabled Le projet de loi du concours Create Your Canada pour protéger l’environnement est déposé …from a press release by Nathan Cullen (NDP MP Skeena-Bulkley Valley) Nathan Cullen (NDP MP Skeena-Bulkley Valley) has tabled the…


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…


Zooplankton and Microplastics: a research project begins

Research Scientists meet with ADIMS and KFN Guardian Watchmen on Denman Island by Barbara Mills Governments change, and government bureaucracies often evolve too slowly to address even the most urgent needs of a community and the environmental ecosystems that…


Parliament passes Gord John's Bill M151 on plastic pollution

Congratulations to our MP Gord Johns and his team of Ocean Defenders With all the full and busy times of the December holiday season, we neglected to officially mark and celebrate one of the most important initiatives of 2018. Our MP Gord Johns’ Parliamentary Motion M151 was passed unanimously in…


seaweed on beach

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…


geoduck PVC tubes & anti-predator netting

Petition Against Geoduck Aquaculture Goes to Parliament

When DFO released its Integrated Geoduck Management Framework (IGMF) in March of 2017, we at ADIMS responded with a petition calling for a moratorium on geoduck aquaculture until it was proven safe within the marine environment. We gathered several hundred signatures on a paper version of the…