Sea Change receives grant

Local nonprofit part of West Marine’s Marine Conservation Grants program

BRENTWOOD BAY — West Marine named Sea Change Conservation Society as a 2013 recipient of a Marine Conservation Grant.

In honour of World Oceans Day, West Marine announced the recipients of their annual Marine Conservation Grants program on June 10. Grants were awarded to organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada who are working to improve and protect marine habitat.

Due to the abundance of application for worthwhile projects, West Marine upped their grants to $40,000 instead of $30,000.  The grants are a component of West Marine’s BlueFuture initiative to help create a sustainable future for the planet. The focus of this year’s awards is on projects that enhance marine habitat, engage anglers in data collection and educate anglers about barotrauma. The 13 recipients are based in Massachusetts, Florida, Washington, Louisiana, California, Hawaii and B.C.

The funds from West Marine will go towards supporting Sea Change’s eelgrass restoration project which was piloted in Tod Inlet and will continue throughout the Saanich Inlet.

For more information on Sea Change, visit For more about the Marine Conservation Grants program visit

— News staff with files from West Marine


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