I grew up fishing the inlet that cuts most deeply into the heart of Vancouver Island. Vancouver Island, held in the sustaining embrace of the Salish Sea. No surprise, then, that since my own personal time immemorial I have held a sustaining connection to that body of water. But then, some time ago, I had the opportunity to live right next to the Sea - and to connect more deeply with it through daily visits, which I documented through a year-long daily photo project. This is one of those photos, one of those days, one that grabbed me when I read about @sea_legacy's current campaign, one that I'm amplifying here, in my own small way - please get on the petition at the @sea_legacy profile, and get on or near the healing sea anytime you can: "We are into the final week of gathering support for a nomination to designate the Salish Sea as a World Heritage Site, through UNESCO. Parks Canada will be presenting a short list of 10 potential sites later this year, and for the sake of the ocean and all that it supports, we need to be on that list.⠀
The endorsements we have received so far are both encouraging and in alignment with what we dared to hope for. To date, we have nearly 10,000 individual email signatures on our petition. This support comes from all over the world, including many who call the Salish Sea home. In addition, we are receiving letters of support from Federal and Provincial Governments, First Nations and change-makers. British Columbia's Capital City, Victoria, supports the campaign as does Parksville, a small seaside community that some members of our team call home. ⠀
Please see the link in our profile to add your name to this important list and to learn more about the Salish Sea. ⠀ ⠀
@cityofvictoria, @parks.canada, @unesco, @parksville_city, #worldheritagesites, #salishsea"