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Andrea Dixon

Clayoquot Biosphere Region

"I will do whatever I can"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 517 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    25
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    65
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    37
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    3.0
    bags of litter
    collected
  • up to
    2.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    2.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    225
    minutes
    spent learning

Andrea's Actions

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent harmful storm-water runoff to the Puget Sound and/or Pacific Ocean and increase absorbency by mulching the base of plants and trees at my home or work.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Leave No Trace

I will practice the seven principles of Leave No Trace when doing nature activities alone or with family and friends to minimize my downstream impact in my watershed.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Education

Share my connection with Orcas through art

I will make a piece of art that connects my life to the life of Orcas and Salmon, and share it on social media.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Education

Educate my family or friends

Spend 15 minutes educating my family/friends about Southern Resident Orca Whales and their endangered food supply.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education

Participate in Orca Trivia Night

Get your trivia on! In partnership with Northwest Straits Foundation, Whidbey Island Conservation District is holding a trivia night themed all things Orca, Salmon, and Marine Habitat. Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7pm.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education

Join the Orca Forum to learn from local researchers

Learn about orca research taking place in the Puget Sound in this workshop put on by Whidbey Island CD in partnership with Northwest Straits Foundation and County Marine Resource Committees. Wednesday, Oct. 14 5:30-7pm

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend 15 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting orca and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 5 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere AND avoid sending exhaust particles and tire pollution into stormwater that impacts Orca and salmon health.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Drive Less

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips thus avoid sending exhaust particles and tire pollution into stormwater that impacts Orca and salmon health.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

I will be Whale Wise as a Marine Boater or Paddler

I will spend 15 minutes learning about local marine laws pertaining to orcas, responsible boat maintenance techniques, and will follow the Be Whale Wise guidelines.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 2 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Pick up Trash

I will pick up and properly dispose of litter on a daily walk through my neighborhood, since stormwater will otherwise carry it to the Puget Sound and/or the Pacific Ocean.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Andrea Dixon 11/03/2020 9:36 PM
    Practicing safe paddling in the mouth of Shawnigan Creek looking into the end of Mill Bay. It was a perfect afternoon of hanging with my wildlife neighbours. I did have a Omer f concern when a very large Stellar Sea Lion surfaced quite close as I was enjoying my sandwich. I did not have enough to share. 😁

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    Andrea Dixon 10/30/2020 8:50 PM
    Today we finished off our garbage walk and completed the rest of Mill Bay Rd ( approx 4 km round trip ) We were actually pretty pleased with how little we found . There was another bag, not quite full, that had already been amalgamated into the larger trash at photo time.
    You know, I don't just send trash pictures to anyone : )

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    Andrea Dixon 10/21/2020 8:53 PM
    Today we visited Goldstream River at the base of the Malahat on Vancouver Island. I have visited Goldstream every summer and fall throughout my childhood, and now, since we have moved back to The Island. It is early in the season, but we did see two salmon completing their life's journey. I was lucky enough to get a few pictures. I hope you enjoy them.

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    Andrea Dixon 10/15/2020 10:29 PM

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    Andrea Dixon 10/15/2020 10:24 PM
    We usually do a trash pick-up on our street once a month. Today I did a 2 km street and beach loop. I am happy to say that there was very little on the beach, really only enough to fill a Tim Hortons cup. The street 200 metres above the beach produced a fair bit more. Most interesting find was a Walmart bag with underwear in it...Ewww. The recyclables will be added to our household trip to the Depot, and donated to SIMRS this month : )