British Columbia's land-based provincial parks have existed for decades, but "ocean" parks are new to the provincial park family, and they're here to stay.
Two of the people responsible for the creation of B.C.'s coastal underwater world, Andy Lamb and Bernie Hanby, will be in Squamish next week to discuss with the public their studies and challenges facing coastal marine protection today. Lamb is a noted marine biologist, author and scuba diver and Hanby a superb underwater and marine life photographer.
Together, the pair will present a look at the coastal underwater world in B.C. and the importance of protecting the marine environments in our province.
The evening is entitled 'Magic and Struggle - Marine Protected Areas' and is taking place in the Garibaldi Room at the Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Company on Thursday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m.The free event is being sponsored by the Squamish Estuary Conservation Society and the Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Co. Donations are welcome.