Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Helping the Raincoast Conservation Foundation

While at the Vancouver Paddlefest this past Saturday I met Ross Dixon of the Raincoast Conservation Foundation and he asked us to help spread the word about their work to help protect the Salish Sea.

The Salish Sea includes the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Strait of Georgia, and Puget Sound, and all their connecting channels and adjoining waters, such as Haro Strait, Rosario Strait, Bellingham Bay, and the waters around and between the San Juan Islands in the U.S. state of Washington and the Gulf Islands in British Columbia, Canada. (provided by BC Geographical Names)

Raincoast Conservation Foundation (RCF) is currently running a survey of sea kayaking companies in the Salish Sea. The information will form part of a broader report around what is at stake from significantly increased oil tanker traffic (including recreation, marine mammals, marine birds etc).

See the link below to complete the quick 5 minute survey and please pass the link on to other outfitters and tour operators in the Salish Sea.

As an incentive the first responder will receive a free copy of  RCF's Groundswell movie, they will mention all responders via their social media and once all responses are in will randomly award one of you a copy of their new coffee table book, Art for an oil-free coast and a free advert in their next Notes from the field e-bulletin, read by thousands in the region and beyond.

The survey results will be combined and all information will remain confidential. Please just follow this link.

Please follow them on Twitter @Raincoast and LIKE them on Facebook

Green River, UT

Green River, UT
Photo: Shawna Franklin