The Pender Islands Conservancy Association (PICA) Uplands and Near-shore Apocalypse Follow-up Series

Near-shore Marine Life "Whelks to Whales"
in the field with Rick Harbo

With Melissa Frey, Curator, Invertebrate Zoology, Royal B.C. Museum

How climate change, plunging fish stocks & declining Orcas will affect all our futures

Supported by The Pender Islands CPS Squadron and the Pender Islands Trust Protection Society

Sunday, June 23, 2013

An invitation to all islanders & visitors
Join Rick at Medicine Beach

1 - 3 PM for a beach walk, exploring our rich intertidal life

A special event with an emphasis on “family attendance”

Providing an important opportunity for our children & grandchildren

To learn about marine life within our intertidal areas

For the benefit of the Pender Community, PICA has requested the return of author and retired DFO biologist Rick Harbo to provide an amazing opportunity to learn and realize the importance of intertidal marine life and how human activities could affect the near-shore ecosystem process.  These areas are the basis and beginning of the marine food chain as expressed in Rick’s book Whelks to Whales.

Learn the rewards and implications of activities occurring within our intertidal areas, from beachcombing to boating, and the possible impacts on salmon fishing to whale (Orca) watching.  Let’s get together and learn how to preserve and protect these areas and species for future generations as we face the impacts of climate change.

Mark your calendars and take advantage of this opportunity

Questions? Contact Sara at 629-6885