Dec. 14, 2014
Port Renfrew BC
Surfrider Foundation Vancouver Island chapter is helping to coordinate citizen science sampling in the South Island region and in particular Port Renfrew.
Lucas Harris is Vice Chair of the chapter and headed out to catch the surf yesterday. Surfrider will begin coordinating with interested volunteers in Port Renfrew for the January 2015 sampling. Thanks to Surfrider for all of the help in making the InFORM project a success thus far. If you are interested in the health of our oceans and are interested in connecting with like minded people who also love to surf check out their organization. Continue reading December Citizen Seawater Sampling by SurfRider VI in Port Renfrew BC
Shaw TV’s journalist Rajie Kabli interviews Lucas Harris of Surfrider Vancouver Island, a local partner organization that likes to ride the waves, and keep the beaches clean. Lucas and his organization are helping InFORM to coordinate with citizen scientists in the South Island area to monitor for Fukushima derived radioisotopes in coastal waters. Check them out here. Thanks to Rajie for here interest in our project.
Port Renfrew, BC
November 2014 sampling for the InFORM projects was carried out by volunteers from our NGO partner Surfrider Foundation Vancouver Island. If you love the ocean you will love Surfrider. Port Renfrew is located on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island. Port Renfrew is in the traditional territory of the Pacheedaht (meaning “people of the sea foam”) First Nation. Port Renfrew is the southern terminus of the West Coast Trail and is close to some of the biggest trees in Canada and in the world.
The picture below shows the first InFORM sample in Port Renfrew being collected in November 2014.
Location of Port Renfrew, BC