The Friends of Uplands Park has partnered with the Royal BC Museum for a wonderful hands-on event Sunday June 14 from 9 to 11am at the north end of Willows Beach. This is one of the museum’s Field Tripper Series celebrating 125 years of the museum doing public programs outdoors.
The museum staff will be running a seine net over the eelgrass beds to collect creatures and then bring in the nets to shore. Families can find creatures, put them into little containers of sea water, and have them identified by experts. It will also be low tide so other living things can be found. People should wear boots or water shoes.
SeaChange Marine Conservation Society has just finished a map of the eel grass off the shore of Oak Bay and will have this on display.
Friends of Uplands Park are also in the process of planning an educational Marine Kiosk at Cattle Point. About $7000 has currently been raised but we need another $7000 donated. There will be a display of this kiosk as well as information about the flora and fauna of the area.