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…


Help Restore Eelgrass - meeting

The Salish Sea Nearshore Habitat Recovery Project comes to Denman Island


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…


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…


Thank you for helping clean up Denman shores

Denman Island Annual Community Beach Cleanup  Sept 15 - 22, 2018A huge thank you to Denman community volunteers and our co-sponsorsThis year over 160 volunteers participated in our Denman Beach cleanup event, including over 40 students and teachers from our Community School. For the second year,…


A Small Island Awash in Plastic Debris

After 14 years of Community Beach Cleanups, Denman Island continues to be burdened with an unending flood of industrial plastic debris washing up on its beaches. Each year over 150 volunteers from Denman Island take part in the ADIMS event to tackle this ongoing pollution of their beautiful…


Beach Cleanup - September 15 to 22, 2018

14th Annual Denman Island Community Beach CleanupSeptember 15 to 22, 2018Denman Island Debris Drop Off Event:Saturday, September 22, 2018, 9.30 am to 1 pm.Debris Drop Off Location:Marcus Isbister Old School Centre - recycling areaWe will be working again this year with our neighbouring communities…


Geoduck aquaculture

Applying pressure against geoduck aquaculture with our petitions

When DFO released its Integrated Geoduck Management Framework 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. Ninety percent (90%!) of Denman’s western shore is used by the shellfish…