Comox Valley Nature is hosting Ann Eriksson for an illustrated talk entitled, Salish Sea Nearshore Habitat Recovery Project (SSNHRP), Sunday, March 17, 7 p.m. in the Rotary Room of the Filberg Seniors Centre, 411 Anderton Ave. in Courtenay.
SeaChange Marine Conservation Society is a not-for-profit marine conservation organization based in Brentwood Bay.
Since 1998, SeaChange has focused on conservation and restoration of marine life in the Salish Sea, primarily through education and the recovery of native eelgrass (Zostera marina) habitats.
In 2017, SeaChange was granted funding support from the Coastal Restoration Fund through the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for a five-year project, the Salish Sea Nearshore Habitat Recovery Project (2017-2022).
The goal of this project is to recover ecosystem health and increase resiliency of nearshore marine intertidal and subtidal habitats for all species of salmon, and the critical forage fish upon which they depend and are most affected by anthropogenic activities.
Eriksson is the SSNHRP technical co-ordinator for the Gulf Island region. She lives on Thetis Island and is a founding director of the Thetis Island Nature Conservancy.
This is an excellent opportunity for the public to learn more about the Salish Sea Nearshore Habitat Recovery Project.