A photo of the Gorge waterway

Join the Gorge Waterway Action Society in a two-day climate action event, combining artistic expression and boots-on-the-ground ecological restoration.

Day 1

Day 1 takes place on the International Day of Forests, and will feature engaging speakers and artists, leading thought-provoking discussions and creative activities to inspire action in local and broader climate challenges. This is an indoor-only event in the accessible Esquimalt Gorge Park Pavillion building. Light refreshments will be provided.

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024 from 1:00-4:00 PM in Esquimalt Gorge Park Pavilion (Room Lower A/B)

The group will be joined by Loreisa Lepine and Sabrina Guzman Skotnitsky.

Loreisa is an Indigenous Land Steward from the Songhees Nation, who has been working on ecocultural restoration on and off reserve, including leading the Place of Medicine restoration work in the David Turpin courtyard.

Sabrina is a climate justice advocate, artist, researcher and youth consultant residing on the unceded territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. Her research investigates how visual artmaking and dialoguing can help young people process climate anxiety and generate active hope.

Day 2

Day 2 takes place on World Water Day, and will feature a hands-on restoration work party in a rare, critical saltmarsh habitat. This is an outdoor-only event in Esquimalt Gorge Park. Please dress appropriately for the weather. GWAS will supply all restoration equipment.

Day 2- Friday, March 22, 2024 from 1:00-3:00 PM at the Gorge Waterway Nature House

A Living Canvas Bridging Art and Restoration in Climate Action is sponsored by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS), through the Climate Action Events Program.