Monday, April 19, 2010

Earth Week in Tofino

Earth Day is just not enough for us I guess! This week — until the 25th — is Earth Week in Tofino. These are the events I know of, but I'll add more as they come up.

Monday, April 19
Bring a clean jar to Ordinary Corner Nursery and receive your choice of organic fertilizer or a liquid root conditioner. Any donations you care to leave will go to the Food Bank.

Anytime during the week visit Jamie's Whaling Station and receive a free seedling (balsam or cedar) courtesy Iisaak Forest Resources Ltd. Any donations you care to leave will go to the Raincoast Education Society.

8 pm @ Clayoquot Community Theatre. Watch: Chemical Reaction: The Story of a True Green Revolution.

Tuesday, April 20

4-6 pm Here We Come: Out to the Garden "A special event for young children and their families." For 3 to 5 year olds. Contact Theresa or Katrina at 250.723-0001 or Stacey at 250.720.2778 for more info.

8:30 pm More than Just Mud Music Fest Coho Room, Weigh West Marina.

Thursday, April 22

8 am Community Bike Ride. Join the kids in a bike parade as they ride to school. [Meeting location TBA.]

1 pm Tofino Water Taxi Electric Boat Tour. Meet at the 1st Street Dock. Donations you care to leave will go to the Raincoast Education Society.

Friday, April 23

12:30 - 5:30 pm Marine Mammal Forum hosted by the Cetus Research and Conservation Society. Presentations will be made by BC researchers with a focus on marine mammal work in the Clayoquot and Barkley Sound regions. Open to the public, but registration is required. To register, call Wendy at 250.726.2775. Meeting is at the Clayoquot Field Station.

4:30 pm Meet a Barred Owl with a representataive from the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society. Salal Room, Wickaninnish Inn. Event also takes place Saturday at 11 am.

Saturday, April 24

8 am -12 pm Discover the Rainforest Tour with Paddle West Kayaking. "Enjoy a four hour kayak tour of the spectacular wildlife and scenery of Clayoquot Sound. No experience necessary, all equipment provided." All proceeds donated to the Raincoast Education Society. Reserve with Jamie's Whaling Station at 250.725.3919 or in person at 606 Campbell St.

1:30-3:00 pm Children's Reading Circle at Mermaid Tales. Children's stories with an earth-friendly theme. 455 Campbell St. Free event.

2:30 - 4:30 pm Guided Walk on the Meares Island Big Tree Trail with Remote Passages. $25/adult; $15/child (plus Tribal Park trail fee and tax). Pre-book at Remote Passages. Meet at the Boat House, 51 Wharf St. Info. 250.725.3330.

Sunday, April 25

9 - 12 Community Pancake Breakfast at Tofino Village Green. Try to bring your own plates and cutlery and ride or walk to the event.

9 - 12 Street Art and the first Public Market of the year. 3rd Street adjacent to the Village Green.

10 -12 MUP Clean Up with the Wickaninnish Inn. Grab your gloves and garbage bags to help tidy up the MUP (Multi Use Path). More info, call Claire at 250.725.3100 ext. 267.

12pm + Start of the walk or ride to the fish hatchery for the tours running from 1-3 pm. Walkers leave Village Green at 12. Bikers leave Village Green at 12:30. Tours 1-3 pm at Sharp Road Hatchery. Donations to Salmon Enhancement Society.

7-9 pm Talk with Michael Abelman, Thinking Like an Island at Darwin's Cafe, Tofino Botanical Gardens.

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