The community is invited to attend the Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers Society annual general meeting Saturday, March 5.
The guest speaker this year is Brian Kingzett, manager of the new $11-million Deep Bay Marine Field Station, constructed by the Centre for Shellfish Research at Vancouver Island University. The Field Station will be one of the ‘greenest’ buildings in Canada and will conduct research on shellfish, aquaculture, coastal ecology, and provide educational opportunities about the linkages between terrestrial and near-shore marine ecosystems.
This project includes riparian and stream restoration which was done in conjunction with the Fanny Bay Enhancement Society. The Centre for Shellfish Research, and the associated Deep Bay Field Station, are envisioned to be the foundation of a sustainable and profitable shellfish industry in BC. By clustering social, economic, environmental, and related research into one facility, the program seeks to create a centre of excellence and innovation with a global reach.
The AGM will be held at St. Stephen’s United Church Hall at 150 Village Way in Qualicum Beach, starting at 10 a.m. Questions may be directed to Peter Drummond at 250-752-3337.