We strive to continually reduce the impact our resort operations have on the marine environment in Nootka Sound and Esperanza Inlet.
Over the past couple of years, Nootka Marine Adventures has undertaken many operational best practices to ensure that we minimize our overall impact on the environment. These include a state-of-the-art tertiary waste and water treatment, solar power, raw food waste and food management. In addition, a focus on recycling of plastics and the use of environmentally friendly cleaning products, the elimination of plastic straws and proactive fuel spill protocols. In 2019 we are also eliminating plastic water bottles from all of our Resorts.
We also ensure that food served to guests is locally sourced in part by utilizing the produce from Seaview Farms in Black Creek. To reduce our overall carbon footprint every effort for coordinated deliveries are used to get products to all three resorts.
Nootka Marine Adventures, together with other resort operators in the region, actively supports local salmon enhancement and habitat restoration through various fundraising efforts each year. Each year, we are proud to donate all of our derby proceeds to the Nootka Sound Watershed Society and Pacific Salmon Foundation.
Contributing approximately $100,000 per year to the Nootka Sound Watershed Society alone, these funds directly support the health of the salmon population in the region – contributing to the successful addition of 1.8 million Chinook and 150,000 Coho into the marine ecosystem annually. These needed salmon stocks support the local fisheries and the overall health of the marine mammals and ecosystem.
Nootka Marine Adventures have made it their mission to introduce youth to the incredible natural environment by providing a base for school groups and youth groups to experience outdoor education and the natural wilderness of Nootka Sound. These programs are focused on outdoor activities, wildlife awareness, environmental impact and the importance of environmental stewardship to help protect these resources for the future.