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Boots on the Beach: Eelgrass Transplanting
June 7, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join SeaChange Marine Conservation Society volunteers at Armour’s Beach in Gibsons as they prepare eelgrass shoots for a local transplant!
The work involves tying washers to eelgrass shoots. Volunteers need to be physically able to navigate the beach and sit or stand for 1-2 hours. Please sign-up ahead of time.
A bit about eelgrass: it is one of our most important nearshore habitats in the Salish Sea. Healthy eelgrass meadows can provide habitat and refuge to hundreds of species, from juvenile salmon and rockfish to Dungeness crabs, herring and tiny invertebrates. It can also build climate resilience by sequestering carbon, stabilizing sediments, and buffering local effects of ocean acidification. The two main drivers of eelgrass habitat decline are climate change and coastal development.