Oct 24, 2019
Jackie Hildering – Cape Lazo Power and Sail Squadron, Vancouver Island North District.
Jackie is a member of the CPS-ECP Environment Committee and has propelled CPS-ECP along a new path from what we are used to; the human invasion and pollution of the oceans. Jackie is a Humpback Whale researcher, is co-founder and Education and Communications Director of the Marine Education and Research Society, has been involved in a number of ocean research expeditions, and was the local Ocean Education Co-ordinator for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and has received many international awards for her work.
In addition to all this, she has been featured in a number of film productions; Animal Planet’s Wild Obsession series – Coastal Revival; The Marine Detective – BBC’s; New Threat to Canada’s Pacific Humpback Whales, BBC’s; Ingenious Animals; and PBS’ Lineage, When Whales Walked. And is working with the Educational Department on a Boat Blue guidebook based on marine mammals that will eventually be distributed to marinas across the country.
#BoatBlue aims to become a hashtag the we use to increase awareness to boaters and bring attention to the health of our waterways and marine life.