An update to the Ocean Watch Report is in the planning stages by Coastal Ocean Research Institute. Strategic plans are in place for local government actions.

On Friday April 26, 2019, 65 people that included elected officials from member communities, Provincial and Federal representatives, local government staff and non-government observers travelled by water taxis to Camp Fircom on Gambier Island for the Alt’ka7tsem/Howe Sound Community Forum, hosted by the Gambier Island and Area Local Trust Committee.

Stewards for Howe Sound filled up many truck loads of debris following the punishing winter storm events this winter. Local residents took to the water and the shorelines with boats, bags and nets, many on their own and in teams.

In this issue: Mapping future Marine Conservation hot spots; Celebrating protection of Howe Sound Glass Sponge Reefs; Winter Storm Clean Up; Spring 2019 Howe Sound Community Forum

The David Suzuki Foundation in partnership with OceanWise unveiled their Atl'ka7tsem/Howe Sound Conservation Assessment in March.

March 6th, formal protections for eight more glass sponge reef areas in Howe Sound announced.

Howe Sound wide clean up of debris is being planned following the winter storms.

Camp Fircom on Gambier Island will be the location for the next Howe Sound Community Forum taking place on April 26th, 2019

There are many ways you and family can contribute to keeping Howe Sound healthy.  Here are some current opportunities.

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