Gorge Waterway Initiative sponsors free public talk: Eelgrass, Oysters and the Gorge Waterway: A Living Legacy

Feb 01, 2011

Victoria, BC – Join Nikki Wright, executive director of SeaChange Marine Conservation Society, and Alicia Donaldson, UVic graduate student studying native oysters, to learn more about the biology and ecology of the underwater world of the Gorge Waterway. The Gorge is home to one of the largest populations of the native Olympia oyster on the BC coast, and supports over 80 hectares of eelgrass meadows. Join us to learn more about this productive and sensitive ecosystem. This presentation is part of the Speakers Series sponsored by the Gorge Waterway Initiative (GWI).

Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Time: 7:30 – 9 pm
Place: Burnside Gorge Community Centre, 471 Cecelia Road

GWI is a collaborative, community-driven group of organizations working to protect, enhance and restore the natural and cultural features of the Gorge Waterway, Portage Inlet and the surrounding watersheds.

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For further information please contact:
Jody Watson
Gorge Waterway Initiative Coordinator
250.360.3065