World Oceans Day is June 8th

Oceans of Wisdom is a multimedia performance and art exhibition produced by a collaborative creative team led by Sussan Thomson and Wendy Pope. Poets, artists, musicians, dancers and other performers come together to celebrate World Oceans Day: June 8th, 2018.

Baynes Sound/Lambert Channel Marine Ecosystem Forum: May 22-23, 2018

Islands Trust and World Wildlife Fund together have organized the Baynes Sound/Lambert Channel Marine Ecosystem Forum.

ADIMS will join over 40 participants gathering at the Kingfisher Inn, in Royston BC, for two days of intensive discussion and problem-solving, May 22nd and 23rd.

Participants include representatives from federal, provincial, and municipal governments, from First Nations including the K'omoks First Nation, from the BC Shellfish Growers Association, and from eco-NGOs including West Coast Environmental Law.

Over the two days, participants will identify challenges confronting the marine ecosystems of Baynes Sound and Lambert Channel, and work toward shared actions that will improve the marine environment.

The aims of the forum are:

  • to create an opportunity for collaborative dialogue among the diverse interests in Baynes Sound and Lambert Channel
  • to share knowledge and experience that can inform solutions
  • to identify collaborative actions to support the health of Baynes Sound and Lambert Channel

Earth Day 2018: Beach Cleanup April 21

ADIMS Spring Cleaning beach cleanup will be
Saturday April 21, 2018

Let’s make a clean sweep of our beaches to honour Earth Day the following day (April 22nd).

A lot of plastic debris washed ashore this winter. We’ve come to expect a ‘usual’ amount – an extremely regrettable state – and what’s lying around out there right now is more than usual.  To deal with the volume, we’ve decided on a spring cleanup in addition to our annual cleanup in September.

We’re asking you, or maybe you and a neighbour or two, to clean a nearby beach. Gathering up plastic materials is especially important. By getting those plastic things off the beach, we can prevent them from degrading in the sun and salt water, and adding to the microplastics pollution load in our oceans.

Drop off collected beach debris at the Old School Centre
between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm.

As we do in the cleanup every fall, ADIMS volunteers will sort and recycle everything collected.

  • Ocean Legacy will help us out with recycling the plastic debris through their Plastics to Fuel program.
  • Reusable aquaculture equipment will be recycled with assistance from the BC Shellfish Growers Association (BCSGA).
More info:

The official theme for Earth Day 2018 is End Plastic Pollution.
Check out the campaign:

When plastics degrade they release toxins that persist in our environment

Spring Cleaning!

Why wait for the fall? The sheer tonnage of debris we collect from our beaches every year has got us thinking about a semi-annual cleanup. We're organizing a cleanup in April: details coming soon.

Beach Cleanup video

Hope you enjoy our most recent video, created by the talented Sussan Thomson, featuring the 13th annual beach cleanup in September 2017.