top of page

Working together with the Mowachaht/Muchalaht, Nuchatlaht, and Ehattesaht First Nations and the communities of Tahsis, Gold River, and Zeballos to clean up our coastline. Nootka Sound is an area of wild and remote shorelines where the echoes of countless generations of First Nation inhabitants will add a unique and profound dimension to your experience. This extraordinary setting is within the ancestral territory of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations.
We urge all visitors to be respectful of this heritage.

  2021 Nootka Sound Shoreline Cleanup

2021 marked a very big step toward a cleaner future for BC coastlines! The BC Government released $9.5M toward shoreline debris cleanup and derelict vessel removal.

The fund is called the Clean Coast Clean Waters Initiative (CCCW). Shorebird Expeditions/Jade Coast partnered with Rugged Coast Research Society and with the Ehattesaht Chinexint First Nation and Nuchatlaht Tribe to be part of a $2.5M grant being administered and led by The Coastal Restoration Society called the West Coast Vancouver Island Coastal Improvement Project (WCVICIP) and included 14 partner organizations and First Nations. Spanning about 280km of mostly remote coastline this was the largest collaborative marine debris cleanup effort in history! The overall project created over 300 jobs!

This was an exciting opportunity for the communities of Tahsis, Ehattesaht and Nuchatlaht to be part of such an amazing initiative; helping clean up the coastline!

Diversion, recycling, upcycling, and second life dealt with 80% of recovered materials, meaning a 80% was kept out of landfill!

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. Projects were concluded fall of 2021.

I would like to thank @rugged.coast.research.society and @coastrestore for including @shorebirdexpeditions in this exciting initiative! 

bottom of page