On June 30th, the Surfrider crew set out with 15 people to the beautiful Bartlett Island, in Clayoquot Sound, Ahousaht Territory. Though the trip started out with the typical west coast mood of rain, the crew enjoyed clear skies throughout the rest of the weekend. Despite the howling winds that prevented the team access to many remote beaches, all of the participants still got to enjoy the sun rising over the mountains, a traditional salmon barbeque, storytelling around the fire, and lessons on what local flora could be forage. Between Blunden and Bartlett Islands, the crew was able to collect: 9 super sacs, in addition to 1 full sized deep freezer, 1 large flotation, 2 large industry related floats, and at least 12 medium sized fishing related floats.

Thanks to all of the volunteers who put in an extraordinary effort on the ground, to Jamie’s Whaling Station, the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust, Patagonia and Keltsmaht Enterprise for making it all happen!