2022 Annual General Meeting
We will be holding our Annual General Meeting on October 1, 2022 at the Parksville Community Centre on 223 Mills Street (not to be confused with the Community Centre on Jensen Avenue), from 10 am to noon.
The business section will elect officers to the Board for the coming year, report on the operations of the last fiscal year, accept membership renewals and welcome new members.
“Re-visiting Eelgrass in Parksville/Qualicum: What Can it Tell Us?”
Guest Speaker: Nikki Wright, Executive Director of SeaChange Marine Conservation Society, an organization that works to conserve and restore marine nearshore eelgrass habitats in BC in partnership with coastal communities, from Boundary Bay to Haida Gwaii.
Eelgrass has been described as a “secret weapon” against Climate Change for its ability to sequester carbon. It provides habitat for young fish and crustaceans, protects our coasts from erosion, and is good for water quality. MVIHES was involved in mapping Eelgrass in the Englishman River Estuary in 2008 and is interested in doing this again to determine if changes have occurred and if restoration of Eelgrass beds is required. Nikki will show us how it’s done.
We encourage everyone interested in protecting our coasts to attend the AGM and hear Nikki’s presentation.