OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
Nootka Island & Catala Island Clean Up by Ocean Legacy Spring-Summer 2016
Vancouver, BC – Locally owned and operated Ocean Legacy Foundation is pleased to announce today that it will be setting out on an expedition to clean plastic pollution off the Northwest shorelines of Vancouver Island, BC from May 28-June 12 2016. The Nootka Island cleanup will take place May 30 to June 8, 2016 and the Catala Island portion of the trip will be completed over the course of June 8 to 11, 2016 as part of a larger plastic collection project called The Gar Barge Project.
Ocean Legacy Foundation officials expect this expedition to improve the environment, raise awareness and generate social buzz in Canada and the world. In addition to the clean up efforts, a documentary is being filmed during the expedition that will showcase the hard work being done, some of the people making it happen and the effects of plastic pollution on the shores of British Columbia. Additionally, clean up of tsunami debris will be documented and studied.
More information is expected to be released following the expedition on June 12, 2016 with the completed documentary set to premiere Fall 2016.
About Ocean Legacy
The Ocean Legacy Foundation has been working the Westcoast of Vancouver Island by removing solid waste pollution since 2014. Over the last two seasons Ocean Legacy Foundation has removed roughly 20 metric tonnes of material from Nootka Island, Catala Island and MuQwin/ Brooks Peninsula.
The Ocean Legacy Foundation uses clean-up expeditions, on-line mapping, education and plastics-to-oil technologies to isolate the world’s most plastic polluted areas into remediation. These tools allow us to emerge a strong global network into action; cleaning the natural environment while demonstrating the use of sustainable waste management strategies.
For more information or inquires, please see below.
Ocean Legacy Foundation
Regarding the documentary:
The Red Rabbit Studio