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Gerald Island 2019

Gerald Island Provincial Park, is a lovely example of the rocky coastal bluff ecosystem, inhabited by bald eagles, seals, sea lions, and numerous other bird and marine species we love. It is easily accessible by small boat from the Nanoose area of Vancouver Island.

The campsites on the island face south, providing ample space for 4-6 tents. Tools, gloves, and eye protection are provided, and we will be camping on the island for three days. Those who would like to help, but prefer just coming for the day, are also welcomed heartily.

Volunteers will be responsible for their own boats, safety gear required by Canadian Coast Guard for small craft, and meals. Weather permitting, we will launch from Blueback Community Park, on April 1, returning April 4. The paddle is approximate 1.5 NM, or 20-30 minutes of paddling. While we are hoping for a motorized support boat, that will be confirmed closer to the date.

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Event Properties

Event Date 04-01-2019
Event End Date 04-04-2019
Registration Start Date 02-11-2019
Location Gerald Island
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