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North Vancouver, BC

Neil Saxvik

Project Lead

The focus is to on educate boaters, kayakers, and beachgoers about responsible navigation practices to avoid damaging eelgrass meadows.

Project Description

The primary initiative of this project is to protect and enhance eelgrass ecosystems in BC. The focus will be on educating boaters, kayakers, and beachgoers about responsible navigation practices to avoid damaging eelgrass meadows. The outreach strategy will involve the creation and distribution of a user-friendly brochure that provides locals with knowledge on the importance of eelgrass and guidance on how to avoid harming the critical habitats. These brochures will be handed out to local marina offices, posted on local bulletin boards, and handed out to community boaters and beachgoers


This project has been created in commemoration of the lives of all the victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, including two Ocean Bridge ambassadors, Danielle Moore and Micah Messent. We aspire to carry on their legacy and commitment to making the world a better place by creating long-lasting impacts with a firm commitment to driving positive change for the environment and our ocean. We will never forget the light that Danielle and Micah brought to the world and will continue to keep them in our hearts. To learn more about these two amazing people, please visit: Honouring Danielle and Micah  – Ocean Wise. This work is partially funded by the Commemoration Fund for Victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Tragedy.

What was your biggest challenge?

Education is crucial for addressing environmental issues as it fosters awareness, understanding, and the necessary skills to make informed decisions, promote sustainable practices, and actively contribute to environmental conservation.

What was your most valuable takeaway?

Balancing a side project while working full-time presented the challenge of time management.To navigate this, I implemented a structured schedule, allocating specific time slots for the side project on my weekends.

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