Underwater photo of diver in eelgrass.

Eelgrass and Beyond

Protecting Resilient Estuaries on the Sunshine Coast

Wednesday June 7, 12 – 1pm

For the last two decades, SeaChange has worked with communities surrounding the Salish Sea to conserve, restore, and protect nearshore marine areas, so vital as nurseries for salmon and all life they depend upon. As climate changes become more impactful to these vital marine nurseries, it is increasingly important to protect those that have a higher capacity to adapt to rising sea levels and increasing storm events. SeaChange is embarking on a four year plan to identify these estuaries and restore and conserve their unique features to increase opportunities to survive climate effects and processes.

Join Nikki Wright as she talks about some of the activities planned by Sea Change, including work in the Sechelt Inlet.

SeaChange surveyed eelgrass within the Islands Trust Area between 2012 -2014. Maps created from these surveys can be viewed and downloaded from the Islands Trust Fund Ecosystem Inventories website.

About Nikki Wright

Nikki Wright served as the Executive Director of SeaChange Marine Conservation Society from 1998 to 2022.  SeaChange is a non-profit charitable society working with community partners on marine education, conservation and restoration in the Salish Sea and BC. In 1999, 1800 eelgrass (Zostera marina) shoots were transplanted in Tod Inlet, a small inlet of Saanich Inlet north of Victoria BC. From that success was born the Seagrass Conservation Working Group in 2001 and over 40 restored eelgrass habitats within the Salish Sea.