Vargas Island Marine Debris Clean Up
Join us for the Vargas Island Marine Debris Cleanup! This event is a collaborative effort between BC Marine Trails, the Pacific Rim Surfrider, and the Ahousaht Outdoor Education School to clean up marine debris from the beaches and shorelines of Vargas Island.
As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the environment, learn about marine conservation, and connect with other passionate individuals. The event will take place from TBD – volunteers must join for all 5 days.
You can read about our Protecting our Coast campaign.
Date: May/June 2024 dates yet to be determined
Time: 9am-5pm each day spent cleaning beaches
Location: Vargas Island, BC
Partners: Pacific Rim Surfrider, Ahousaht Outdoor Education School
Volunteers will be required to provide their own kayak and food. BC Marine Trails will provide 2 dinners for the entire group plus snacks. Protective equipment will be provided by BCMT, including gloves, bags, and safety gear.
Please note that this is an outdoor event in challenging waters and will involve physically demanding work. Volunteers should be prepared to walk on uneven terrain, lift and carry debris, and work in varying weather conditions. Additionally, volunteers should have previous experience performing surf landings and launches in a kayak.
Please sign up below or send us an email if you have further questions.