Help the Kelp on Gabriola Island BC is undertaking a large and complex bull kelp mapping exercise of the entire island. With research funding made available from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, the team has purchased a used inflatable boat and new motor.
Please welcome "Kelpie." She's a 8.5' Zodiac soft-bottomed inflatable boat that was purchased at a subsidized price from Bill Beedie of Gabriola Automotive. Thanks Bill!
The team also purchased a special environmentally-sound 5 HP outboard motor made by Lehr that runs on propane. This motor was provided at a substantially reduced price by West Marine in Nanaimo, and we wish to thank the manager Charlie (right) and store employee (and fellow project member) Douglas.