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Resilient Coasts for Salmon

On Feb 3-4, the Metchosin Biodiversity Project hosted its first Talk and Walk event for 2023 (#119 in the series). Kyla Sheehan and Kelly Loch from the Resilient Coasts for Salmon (RC4S) team came to tell us about coastal processes and how we could promote healthy shorelines that protect our homes and important habitat by using nature-based solutions to better adapt to sea level rise.

RC4S is a collaborative initiative and five-year project led by the Pacific Salmon Foundation with partners such as the Stewardship Centre for BC, World Wildlife Fund Canada, Peninsula Streams and Shorelines, and others.

On Friday night we learned about how the Green Shores® framework could be used to analyze how well our coasts are adapted to sea life and climate change. After the presentation, the audience watched a new 12-minute video featuring Metchosin’s own Kristen Miskelly from Satinflower Nurseries. In the video, Kristen discussed some of the native plants that can be used to restore coastal areas. You can view the video at the RC4S site.

On Saturday morning we joined Kyla and Kelly to do an inventory of the beaches off Albert Head Lagoon.

A group of Metchosin residents, including Metchosin mayor Mayor Marie-Térèse Little and a Councilor or two, paticpated in both events.

Some pictures from the event (taken by Kyla and Kelly).