We are two adventurous and inspired women living on Salt Spring Island, B.C., in Canada. Our kayak adventures started when a mutual friend took us out on the protected waters of the surrounding islands. Since then we have gone on several short and long distance trips and – needless to say – have fallen in love with the coast. Through kayaking we have become more aware of the various threats these waters are now facing: we have paddled past fish farms, masses of garbage and some of the large vessels that are frequently traveling through the fragile passages of the Inside Passage.
Over the last years we have taken action towards the protection of our coast through:
• Organizing local shore garbage clean-ups
• Raising funds for the proper disposal of hazardous garbage (e.g. styrofoam & plastics)
• Participation in events to support First Nations
• Interning for non-profit organizations in Southeast Alaska (Alaska Whale Foundation) and in the Great Bear Rainforest (Cetacea Lab)
• Volunteering with Orca Soundings
In the spring of 2018, our team is setting out on a kayak journey to listen and document voices of the Inside Passage, bringing awareness to why this area is so tremendously important and deserves to be protected.
Follow our journey as we narrate through pictures and film.